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5070


S Tyneside


West Boldon, Boldon Hill, skeleton


West Boldon


NZ36SE


Religious Ritual and Funerary


Burial


Inhumation


Post Medieval?


C17?


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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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NZ3561



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