Tyne and Wear HER(1804): South Shields, Mile End Road, supposed Viking Boat - Details
South Shields, Mile End Road, supposed Viking Boat
Reports of the boat circulated in the area for many years. It was suggested that it lay 15 feet below a lane between two South Shields streets - his information being derived from an eye witness to timbers of the boat when a trench was opened for a sewer early in the 19th century. This story could be a confused version of a find made in 1840 (HER ref. 943) and reported at the turn of the century. It was reported that the University of Newcastle's archaeological unit was to excavate the site.
<< HER 1804 >> Tyne and Wear Museums,1992, Don Valley Survey, p 9 The Times Higher Education Supplement,15th October 1982