The anglo-saxon stones

The Cathedral’s unique collection of Anglo-Saxon sculptures is a vital source of information about stone carving in North-East england. 

The collection includes decorated crosses which are only found in the British Isles and ‘hogback’ grave markers which are ‘houses’ for the dead, and reminiscent of Viking architecture. Many of the stones date from the 7th-11th centuries.

The Anglo-Saxon stones can be admired in the Monks' Dormitory as part of Open Treasure, providing a breath-taking introduction to this new world-class visitor experience.