Tyne and Wear HER(12208): Washington, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, coffin lid - Details
Washington, Church of St. Mary the Virgin, coffin lid
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Surtees refers to two medieval monuments which had once lain in the churchyard but had 'long since perished'. The first was a ridged coffin lid sculptured with a sword and a cross and the inscription "Hic jacet Jacobus Sanderson'.
Peter F. Ryder, 1985, The Medieval Cross Slab Grave Cover in County Durham, Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland Research Report No. 1, p 118; H.C. Surtees, 1820, History of Durham, Vol. II, p.43 (reprinted 1972)