The original Saxson Preaching Cross outside the ChurchThe original Saxon Preaching cross outside the Church

St. Peters Church 
Conisbrough, South Yorkshire

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Stonework 800 ad to 1200ad

This photograph of the South West corner of the Saxon Nave, shows well the link with Northumberland and Ledsham.



The corner stones [ Quoins ] are laid 'side alternate' a trait peculiar to Northumberland and Ledsham.

These corner stones are still visible on the North West Corner.

Not obvious on the photo are grooves in the corner stone closest to the Hymn books

These grooves were formed before 1200ad, whilst it was still an outside wall. They are apparently where people sharpened their weapons, implements or tools


Below the two sides of the Porticus internal window, which are smaller on the Nave side to allow a view.

See artist impression of the inside of the North wall








































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