Find Spot record MYO5074 - Mid-10th century cross shaft, 6 Newgate


A part of a mid-10th century cross shaft was found in 1963 during the rebuilding of a 14th century building at the corner of Newgate and Patrick Pool. It is decorated with a frieze of angels.


Grid reference SE 6042 5190 (point)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Pre-Conquest Stone: in Yorkshire Museum, found on the site during building works in 1963. Fragment of cross-shaft, of magnesian limestone, 24 in. by 12 in. by 10 in.; flat at top, damaged base and two main sides; each face has a framing arch to a major carved panel, three carved with animals and the fourth with a human head, each arch grasped by two small figures, carved at the angles of the stone on adjacent faces, with volute-ended wings touching above the arch heads; probably 11th-century. (Arch., civ (1973), 211, Plate XLIII).

City of York: RCHME: The Central Area: HMSO: 1981-: 170

NMR Information

Corpus of Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture, volume 3 : York and eastern Yorkshire 1991 by James Lang p.105-7

NMR, NMR data (Unpublished document). SYO2214.

RCHME, 1981, City of York Volume V: The Central Area (Monograph). SYO65.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • --- Unpublished document: NMR. NMR data.
  • --- Monograph: RCHME. 1981. City of York Volume V: The Central Area.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 3 2020 6:03PM


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