SJ7560 : Sandbach Crosses

near to Sandbach, Cheshire, Great Britain

Sandbach Crosses
Sandbach Crosses
Two 9th century stone crosses, decorated on all faces with carved figures, animals and vine scrolls.

The taller cross shows biblical scenes and has a mutiliated head. The shorter cross has a truncated shaft with the mutilated head of another cross.

They were taken from their original site and broken up. The fragments were eventually restored to their present site in 1816.

The style and themes of the sculpture indicate contact with the wider Anglo-Saxon world, suggesting Sandbach was a significant centre of pre-Viking sculpture in the 9th century.

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Thursday, 14 July, 2005   (more nearby)
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