Tyne and Wear HER(231): Silksworth, ?prehistoric burial - Details
Silksworth, ?prehistoric burial
Religious Ritual and Funerary
On Thursday 5th June, 1879 some workmen found a stone coffin on land between the estates of Mr. Chapman, of Silksworth Hall, and Mr. Beckwith of Silksworth House. The coffin was found to contain "human remains, together with antique weapons".
<< HER 231 >> Shields Gazette, 1879, 5.vi.1879, South Shields Library Local Studies R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 73, no. 17