The shaft of a 10th century high cross, in the churchyard of All Saints' Church

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
All Saints' Church, Churchyard Cross, Brailsford, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire
Reference:
AA51/06164
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

High crosses, often decorated, where erected between the 8th and 10th centuries, mostly in northern England. The cross shaft in Brailsford is believed to date from the 10th century. It is deeply carved with "crude decoration", including Viking motifs, figures scenes, and interlacing patterns. The shaft was found in 1919, buried beneath a medieval cross base in which it was once set; it now rests in a modern base.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Early Medieval High Cross, Religion