Tyne and Wear HER(67): Sunderland, Galley Gill, Danish galley - Details
Sunderland, Galley Gill, Danish galley
According to local tradition Galley Gill marks the place where Danish invaders found shelter for their vessels when plundering the district in Viking times. When the Lambton Coal Staiths were made, the remains of what was identified as a Danish galley were discovered embedded in the ground at the base of the limestone cliff in the old Gill.
<< HER 67 >> W.C. Mitchell, 1919, History of Sunderland, p. 35