Friday, April 22, 2011

Please be seated - reproduction of an Anglo-Saxon stone chair at Bamburgh Castle for Time Team

A north Northumberland landmark will appear on national television this weekend and a large throne is one of the stars of the show. Channel 4’s Time Team, which airs at 5.30pm on Sunday, joined the Bamburgh Research Project at Bamburgh Castle to produce a reproduction of an Anglo-Saxon stone chair.

The reconstruction is based on a carved stone fragment that was found in the grounds in the 19th century, which is on display in the castle. This fragment is thought to date from around 800 AD. Jo Kirton, studying for a PhD based on Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture, researched likely decoration and composed a design for the chair.

Click here to read this article from the Northumberland Gazette