Tyne and Wear HER(5173): Newcastle, St. Nicholas Cathedral, human remains - Details
Newcastle, St. Nicholas Cathedral, human remains
Religious Ritual and Funerary
On 10 August 1983 small fragments of bones were found in a gas pipe service trench in the lane to the north of the cathedral. The trench was 1 foot 6 inches wide and approx 4 foot deep. The bones were found at the south end. In October 1985 a human skeleton was found alongside a "Roman-type stone drain" during excavations to investigate a drainage problem at St. Nicholas Chambers, Amen Corner. The skeleton was found lying in a curved position at a depth of 4 feet 6 inches. Forensic tests by the police showed that the skeleton was between 100 and 200 years old.
<< HER 5173 >> Pers. Comm. B. Harbottle, 1983 1985, Workmen's Eerie Find, Evening Chronicle, 11.10.1985