Tyne and Wear HER(147): Jesmond, two cists from Crag Hall - Details
Jesmond, two cists from Crag Hall
Religious Ritual and Funerary
In 1844, while levelling the ground in the garden of Crag Hall, Mr. C.M. Adamson's gardener found two cists, beneath stone lids, set 8 foot 3 inches apart. In the cists were four food vessels "containing bones and fine earth". One cist measured 2 feet 4 inches by 1 foot 8 inches; the other 2 feet by 1 foot 7 inches.
<< HER 147 >> J. Bell, Black Gate Society of Antiquaries -album F.W. Dendy, 1904, An Account of Jesmond, Archaeologia Aeliana, 3, I, pp. 15-16 M.H. Dodds,1930, Northumberland County History, XIII, pp. 11-12 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 36, no. 1