Tyne and Wear HER(6594): Newcastle, Melbourne Street, stone parapet figure 1 - Details
Newcastle, Melbourne Street, stone parapet figure 1
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
A stone figure and the head of another were found together below the surface of Melbourne Street in January 1932 while cables were being laid. The figure represents a warrior, 3/4 inch in length armed with sword and shield. It wears a hood and pointed beard. It is mounted on a length of coping, no doubt from a parapet of one of the turrets of the town wall.
Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne, Series 4, Vol V (1931-2), pp 253-4, pl xv, and p 285.