Volume 3: York and East Yorkshire
Search Result: Sherburn 07, Eastern Yorkshire


National Grid Reference of Place of Discovery
Present Location
Church tower, inside
Evidence for Discovery
See no. 2.
Stone Type
Fine-grained, micaceous, very pale brown (10YR 8/3) sandstone; see no. 1.
Present Condition
Very worn and damaged
Church Dedication
St Hilda

The end of an arm, probably from a type E11 free-armed cross.

A (broad): The perimeter moulding is flat. Within, broad, median-incised strands form a the terminals of an interlace pattern.

B (narrow): Worn and damaged.

C (broad): This face is extremely worn but has traces of broad, median-incised strands, forming the terminals of an interlace.

D (narrow): Broken away.

E (top): The convex surface is damaged and pock-marked.


Collingwood reconstructed the cross-head as an example of his penannular type (1911a, 271). Similar crosses are found in Elmet (e.g. at Aberford, West Riding (idem 1915, figs. a–f on 130)). The Sherburn piece does not share their exaggerated form and is a far cry from the Whithorn stones with which Collingwood compares it.

Tenth century
Collingwood 1911a, 270–1, figs. b–c on 270; Collingwood 1912a, 131; Collingwood 1927, 88–90