Tyne and Wear HER(6521): Newcastle, Collingwood Street, grave covers - Details
Newcastle, Collingwood Street, grave covers
Religious Ritual and Funerary
Two medieval grave covers were found while a property in Collingwood Street was being pulled down in 1899. One was 20 inches long, 9 inches wide at the top and 8" wide at the bottom. A relief of a floreated cross, with the stem of a sword and buckler on one side, and a square on the other. The other was a gable cross, 18 inches across the arms, with a lamb in high relief in the centre. A letter from Messrs. Oliver and Leeson says that one is a grave cross of the late 13th century and one is an east gable cross of Early English work. Could these be from the early church of St. Nicholas?
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (2) VIII (1899), p 98