Find Spot record MLI30099 - Part of an Anglo-Saxon grave cover, All Saints Church


Part of an Anglo-Saxon grave cover, All Saints Church, located in the south chancel wall exterior

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  • (Early Medieval/Dark Age - 950 AD to 1030 AD)

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PRN 30099 Fragments of Anglo-Saxon interlace carving in exterior south wall of church. {1} Exterior south wall of the chancel has a length of Anglo-Saxon stonework, probably the shaft of a cross. Barrowby had church at time of Domesday Book. {2} Re-used in the south chancel wall is a section from a cross shaft decorated with interlace, late 10th or 11th century. {3} This stone fragment has since been identified as part of an Anglo-Saxon grave cover, dating from the mid-10th to early 11th century and located in the south chancel wall exterior. The visible part is the upper part of one of the decorated side panels, depicting an unornamented equal-armed cross and a run of interlace beneath a cable-moulded border. The interlace is a series of simple E knots with a 'bull's head' in the centre, suggesting that the cover belongs to the mid-Kesteven group of covers. A further slab of carved stone, used as the interior lintel of the west window of the south aisle (SK8785 3648), was previously identified as an Anglo-Saxon cross shaft. This has since been refuted by Everson and Stocker. See PRN 33009.{4}

Sources/Archives (4)

  •  Index: SMR FILE. BARROWBY. SK 83 NE:B,1976, RWH.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: KINGS SCHOOL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY. 1969. Barrowby: A guide to the archaeology of the parish. BARROWBY GUIDE.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Nikolaus Pevsner and John Harris, with Nicholas Antram. 1989. Buildings of England: Lincolnshire (Second Edition). 2nd Rev Edn p119.
  •  Bibliographic Reference: Paul Everson and David Stocker. 1999. Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture. Lincolnshire. pp. 36, 37, 43, 44, 96, 100, 109.



Grid reference SK 8787 3649 (point) Estimated from sources

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Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


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