Tyne and Wear HER(4600): Cox Green, River Wear, Querns - Details
Cox Green, River Wear, Querns
Tools and Equipment
Two Weardale gritstone discs were found on the south side of the River Wear in 1995. One was 17.5 inches in diameter, 3.75 inches thick and was roughly tooled. The other was 18 inches in diameter and 4 inches thick, with very rough cross tooling and a secondary hourglass hole pierced towards the edge, as though its secondary use was as a weight. Both appear to be base quern stones of medieval date. They remained in the finder’s possession at Shiney Row.
<< HER 4600 >> Pers. Comm. C. Hart, 1995, Arbeia Museum