Mediaeval Stones

Carved stones in the Priory

There are a number of stones on public display in the History Area of the Priory in the south aisle. The History Area was created in the 1970’s to bring together the many stones scattered around the Priory This constitutes the best group of medieval and earlier sculpture in West Cumbria. The grave slabs show a variety of styles, and as was common, used images to convey whom they commemorate.

There are interesting effigies, some stones with inscriptions, and other interesting stones, like the “Green Monk”. There are also many other memorials around the Priory.

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