Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Volume VI: Northern Yorkshire

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British Academy, Aug 22, 2002 - Art - 556 pages
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The rich and diverse visual heritage of Northern Yorkshire in the pre-Conquest period is revealed in this major addition to the much-admired Corpus series. This volume surveys the sculpture in the historic North Riding of Yorkshire (excluding those parts already covered in Volume III). The total of some 400 carvings include important pre-Viking Age monuments, such as the crosses at Croft, Easby and Masham. The excavated sculpture from Whitby Abbey include a range of inscriptions which form crucial epigraphical evidence for our understanding of the pre-Conquest monastery. But Anglo-Scandinavian monuments predominate, with major collections at Brompton, Kirklevington and Lythe. A number of workshops have been identified and it was in this area that the hogback recumbent memorial first appeared. Much of the Anglian sculpture has stylistic connections with western Yorkshire and Mercia, and the wider connections with Europe are manifest in the iconography and styles of the great crosses at Easby, Masham and Cundall/Aldborough. There are strong Irish links with the area in the Anglo-Scandinavian period. This catalogue is a crucial piece in the Corpus jigsaw linking Volumes I, II and III, and marks the culmination of the lifetime's work of a great Anglo-Saxon scholar.
 

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Contents

LIST OF FIGURES IX
Sites with sculpture in northern Yorkshire xvi
EARLIER RESEARCH 1
Northern Yorkshire topography 4
i
Northern Yorkshire communications 6
ii
Sculpture earlier than c 950 8
ii
Sculpture later than c 950
10
Geology
12
The Brompton loop
47
THE INSCRIPTIONS by John Higgitt
51
Bedale 6 Weland motif
61
Cundall Aldborough 1 after Collingwood
94
Kirby Hill 9 Sigurd motif
133
Kirby Hill 12 faces A and D
135
Masham 1 layout of the panels
169
Melsonby 1 and 2 lettering offaces AH
175

REGIONAL GEOLOGY by John R Senior
13
Stratigraphical divisions in northern Yorkshire
15
Sources and distribution of preConquest sculpture stone in north Yorkshire
16
ANGLIAN AND ANGLOSCANDINAVIAN PERIOD FORMS
20
Distribution of hogback gravecovers
21
Hogback types in northern Yorkshire
22
ANGLIAN AND ANGLOSCANDINAVIAN PERIOD ORNAMENT
28
Distribution of Vikingage crucifixions
37
THE SCHOOLS
39
Whitby crosshead types
40
The Brompton school and the Allertonshire workshop
45
Sculpture found in clearance excavations at Whitby Abbey 192125
232
Whitby Abbey grid plan of the excavated areas 1920 to 1928
234
Whitby 52ab reconstruction
264
Appendix A
277
Appendix B
291
Appendix D
301
BIBLIOGRAPHY
329
PHOTOGRAPHIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Note on reductions
347
INDEX 525
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James Lang is a Formerly visiting Professor in Archaeology, University of York.

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