An Anglo-Saxon coffin lid, richly carved with biblical scenes and figures, on a wall in St Mary's Church

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
St Mary's Church, Wirksworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire
Reference:
AA51/08572
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The Wirksworth Stone is thought to date from around 800 AD; there has been a church on the site of St Mary's since at least the late 7th century. The stone was discovered in front of the altar when the floor was removed in 1820. The carved scenes have been variously interpreted, including as follows, from top left: Washing the Disciples' Feet, the Crucifixion, Burial of the Virgin, Presentation in the Temple, Descent into Hell, Ascension, Annunciation, and Mission.

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 Carved Stone, Religion