Tyne and Wear HER(77): Bishopwearmouth, coin hoard - Details
Bishopwearmouth, coin hoard
In 1902, when some "ancient dwellings" at the south-east corner of the Bishopwearmouth rectory were demolished and the new fire station constructed, workmen found an oak box containing 300-400 silver coins, "chiefly groats, sixpences and shillings of the reigns of Mary, Elizabeth, James and Charles I". A skeleton of a man, thought to have been the owner of the coins, was found soon afterwards. The whereabouts of the coins is unknown.
<< HER 77 >> W.C. Mitchell, 1919, History of Sunderland, p. 63