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Malise McGuire
Malise McGuire
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Lovely pix of Escomb, one of my favourite Saxon churches...and I have seen a few!

The grave stones, however, are very unlikely to be Saxon! They didn't seem to use them, apart from Hogbacks and those take the form of a hog's back with most patterned like the roof of a house. The most northern one can be found in Scotland, alongside Loch Lomond in the churchyard at Luss, and the rest are found mainly in England.

These look like late medieval grave stones, if that is what they were. Very crudely done.

Your photo that didn't come out was a carving of 'LEG VI' for the 6th Roman Legion. And yes, Binchester (Vinovium) Roman fort is not very far away from Escomb.

Just to check my info, I looked up a very useful website: http://greatenglishchurches.co.uk/html/escomb.html

Edited by Malise McGuire, Jun 9 2013, 11:41 AM.
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