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

Why are they so unique?

Many of the stones date from the 7th to the 11th centuries.

The collection includes:

  • Preaching crosses
  • Viking ‘hogback’ grave markers
  • Memorial stones
  • Decorated columns

See the stones for yourself

Our Open Treasure exhibition begins with a display of our stones in the stunning setting of the former Monks' Dormitory.

Discover more online

There's more information available about these stones in the Cathedral’s online catalogue ADLIB