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|Description ||Ancient Anglian/Scandinavian Stone Cross at St John's Church, Waberthwaite. East panel, unfortunately in shadow, view looking over to the Estuary of the river Esk.|
This tiny church nestles by the tidal estuary of the river Esk, tucked away in a remote and tranquil corner of Cumbria. The church is looking rather forlorn, its doors battened over with strips of wood, but the churchyard is quite idillic in an unassumping, unkempt way.
The Cross Shaft is 2m high, and quite badly weathered, making it difficult to see the carvings on the main panels, however the edges (north and south sides) are still remarkedly clear.
The cross is thought to date from the 9th to 10th centuary, and shows influences of anglican and viking carving styles.
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