The shaft of a 10th century high cross, in the churchyard of All Saints' Church
- All Saints' Church, Churchyard Cross, Brailsford, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire
- Photograph (Negative)
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.
© Historic England Archive
Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree
Early Medieval High Cross, Religion
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