Tyne and Wear HER(491): Billy Mill, inhumation - Details
Billy Mill, inhumation
Religious Ritual and Funerary
A stone coffin was discovered in 1790 about five feet from the surface, covered by a large flat stone with no inscription on it. The complete skeleton within the coffin, or cist, mouldered to dust on being exposed to the air.
<< HER 491 >> E. Mackenzie, 1825, View of Northumberland, Vol. 2, p. 460 M.A. Richardson, 1842, The Local Historian's Table Book: Historical Division Vol. II, p. 333 H.H.E. Craster, ed. 1907, Chirton Township, Northumberland County History, Vol. VIII, p. 316