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Newcastle, Low Friar Street, human remains



Religious Ritual and Funerary

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Human Remains



In 1829, during excavations in the garden of Jonathan Priestman, tanner, at the east end of Low Friar Street, 2 skeletons were found within 30 feet of one another, and at a depth of 4.5 feet in clay. They lay east-west, and were perfectly straight. Jonathan Priestman was tenant of the Cordwainers' property in Low Friar Street at this time, i.e. the ground between Dispensary Lane and Low Friar Lane, and from Low Friar Street back to and including St. Crispin's Buildings, originally the friars' orchard. It is just possible the friars' cemetery extended this far east.




<< HER 1435 >> Newcastle Chronicle, 1829, 31 Oct. 1829 19th century, Lease of Cordwainers' property, Tyne and Wear Archive Servce, 401, Nos. 58, 59 B. Harbottle & R. Fraser 1987, Black Friars, Newcastle upon Tyne, after the Dissolution... Archaeologia Aeliana, 5, XV, fig. 1 p. 25

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