Tyne and Wear HER(5070): West Boldon, Boldon Hill, skeleton - Details
West Boldon, Boldon Hill, skeleton
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Human skeleton discovered by workmen laying sewers on a building site in 1976. The remains were found 2 foot below the surface on a layer of solid limestone. Three skeletons were found nearby in 1965, and these were suggested as plague victims or soldiers from the Battle of Boldon Hill in 1635.
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