Tyne and Wear HER(6554): Newcastle, Grainger Market, cast of a crucifix and tombstone - Details
Newcastle, Grainger Market, cast of a crucifix and tombstone
Religious Ritual and Funerary
During Grainger's excavations in 1834, to create the new Grainger Market, the workmen found an ancient cast of a crucifix, the remains of a gilt spur, a farthing of William III and two other small coins. In March 1835 a fragent of blue marble tombstone was found, with a Lombardic inscription round the edge and an incised shaft of a cross in the centre. Presumably finds deriving from St Bartholomew's Nunnery and cemetery (HER 1431 and 1432).
MA Richardson, 1844, Local Historian's Table Book, Historical Division, IV, p 200; Newcastle Courant, 21 March 1835, p 4 column 4.