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NORTH OTTERINGTON.-Five fragments are kept in the east end of the south aisle.
The wheel-head (a, b) measures 16 by 10 inches, and 5 inches thick. The side a is chiselled and hacked, the boss flat, and not in the centre; this was the back. The front (6) has a crucifix, very rudely chiselled. The holes are not pierced. (B.)
The shaft-fragment (c, d, e,f) is 21 inches long and 12 by 8 inches thick. The four sides are very boldly chiselled; the strap in cand e is flat and bevelled. The subject of d seems to be Christ's
charge to Peter. (B 3?)
The shaft-fragment (g, h) is 13 inches long and 12 by 7 inches thick, but much is lost from the other side and edge. The edge g is deeply carved; h has a bold flat strap on a deep-cut ground. (B.) The shaft-fragment (i,j) is 12 inches high, and what remains of the stone measures 11 by 6 inches in thickness. It is deeply chiselled, similar in design and handling to the preceding. (B.) The stone (k) measures 15 by 15 inches, and 5 inches thick. The back seems to have been tooled, but has no ornament. The design, which is chiselled and hacked, suggests a grave-slab. (B 2.)
OLD BYLAND.-The dial figured is built into the east wall of the tower, upside down; discovered in 1846 by Father Haigh, who read the inscription, "Sumarleđan Huscarl me fecit," i.e. "Sumarledi's huscarl made me," or "Huscarl made me for Sumarledi." It is of the same stone and style of carving as the Norman interlaced dragons forming the frieze of the porch and the ornamented sill of the window above. It is of yellow sandstone, measuring about 12 by 17 inches. It has been referred to the ninth century, but seems more like late eleventh century work.
vestry is built in the
ORMESBY.-Outside the east wall of the fragment (a) of red sandstone, about 14 by 8 inches, with a flat strap, hacked. (B.)
Outside the south wall is built in the fragment (6), 18 by 10 inches in measurement. The moulding lines are chiselled; the chevron is incised with hacking, and the plait is outlined with the hack, while the ground is chiselled away. Perhaps both these are parts of graveslabs. (B.)
Also lying on the south side of the church is part of a hogback (not figured) with tegulæ. The ridge is scabbled away, reducing the height to 8 inches. One side and both ends are lost, making the breadth 16 inches and the length 33 inches.
There is also a large old circular font lying near it, without ornament, but as yet in good condition.
OSMOTHERLEY.-In the porch, cemented to the wall, but not built in, are four stones; the shaft (a, b, c) is also fixed with an iron band, left blank in the figure. This shaft is of yellow-brown sandstone, measuring 27 by 11 by 8 inches, with hardly any taper; rather neatly chiselled and cut deep. (B 3.)
The shaft (d) is of the same stone. The face d is 8 inches broad; the present thickness seems to be 9 inches, but the back is fixed to the wall, and the two sides are defaced. The cutting is very neat, and cleared out to the ground; Scandinavian chain-plait. (B 2.)
The hogback-fragment (e) is 31 inches long and 9 inches high as it stands now; it would have been 38 or 39 inches long, making a very small hogback. The pattern on e is hacked; but f, the design on the ridge, seems to be chiselled. (B 2.)
Note the deep
The cross-head (g) is 10 inches broad, 8 inches high, and 4 inches thick; of the same stone, neatly chiselled. socket-hole in the centre. (A 3.)
OSWALDKIRK.-In the north-east corner of the nave are two fragments. The Virgin and (swaddled) Child (a) are on the end of a shrine-tomb; face 13 by 12 inches, buff sandstone, slightly relieved and with deep incised outline. (B.)
The hogback-fragment (b) is deeply cut; the face drawn measures 14 by 10 inches; thickness at base, 18 inches. (B.)
PICKERING. A fragment of cross-shaft a, b, c, d is kept on a shelf in the church. The stone measures 12 inches long, and in section 9 by 7 inches, tapering to 8 by 6 inches. It is deeply cut with the hack. The dragon has an oval eye with no point; the plait on the side is curious in the way it creeps out of the frame. (B.)
Mr. J. E. Morris (Guide to the North Riding, p. 288) mentions "some fragments of Saxon knotwork" in the north chancel chapel. I could find only fragments of Norman chevron moulding, built into the wall by the tower, south side.
PICKHILL. Inside the tower are preserved four fragments.
The piece of a sandstone than b.
7 inches broad; the seem to be a row work. (B 2.)
hogback (a) is of rather finer grained and lighter The sides of a have been scabbled down to height is now 13 inches. Below the plait there of tegulae (?), much destroyed. Rough hacked
The part of a hogback (b) is 18 inches high, 19 inches long, and 12 inches thick at base; of the local buff sandstone. The other side shows traces of three-strand straps interlaced, and the bear's leg; note the other leg above the dragon's tail in b. The point of the dragon's eye is turned backwards. (B 2.)