Keys to the Past

Anglo-Saxon cross shaft from Whitechapel (Haydon)

A piece of an Anglo-Saxon cross shaft was found in the bed of the River South Tyne at Whitechapel in 1899. It has carved decoration on all four sides, including interlace, and probably dates to the late 10th or early 11th century AD.

Reference number:N7648
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Haydon


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