Its sculptural style is superior to that of the larger piece which looks unsophisticated by comparison.
This was found to be lined with shaped stones that may have come from a Roman structure (possibly a bridge) somewhere in the vicinity.
Archaeologists also found traces of two timber buildings – one rectangular, the other circular – slightly northwest of the present church.
Inside the church two sculptured fragments testify to the site’s high status in early medieval times.
Both are from cross-shafts that must once have stood within the monastic enclosure.
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