Saturday, 24 September 2011

Eyam Celtic Cross

c. Alsn Heardman

Churchyard cross, 6 metres E of Church Porch (Grade I listed)

Cross. Early C9. Stone. Square stone base with tapering shaft, topped by Celtic cross. East face of shaft decorated with foliage scrolls, north and south faces with interlace. West side of shaft has circular interlace to base with two figurative scenes over, the Virgin and Christ above, below angel with trumpet. Over, head of cross decorated with carved angels in panels. Section of shaft missing at top, otherwise cross is unusually completes. The Cross is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
From Listed Buildings website.

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