Mediaeval Stones

Carved stones in the Priory

There are a number of stones on public display in the Lapidarium in the south aisle. This 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 Cumbria. 

The grave slabs show a variety of styles, and as was common, used images to convey whom they commemorate. From the number andquality, it is evident St Bees was the major religious site on the west of the mountains.


Grave slabs
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