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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Hexham Stone Carvings

HexHam Abbey is not far from Hadrians Wall in Northumberland which was founded by St. Wilfred in C.674AD.
Situated in the Prior Leschman Chantry Chapel are several figures carved into the stone.
The 1st guy looks like he is wearing a woollen pixie hat!

Hadrians Wall which is approx 73 miles long is also worth visiting especially Vindolanda, a wooden fort was first erected there about 85AD later forts were built of stone.  The museum houses fabulous finds from the site including leather goods,glass, pottery, jewellery, shoes of all kinds, and the famous wooden writing tablets.

1 comment:

  1. I love the style of these carvings, almost cartoon like, but I wonder if the carver based them on people he knew? I will have a look out for them next time I'm in Hexham :)