Tyne and Wear HER(935): Marsden, inhumation - Details
Religious Ritual and Funerary
When Rev. Thomas Stephens (Monkwearmouth) recorded the discovery of Roman pottery near a quarry east of the cutting for the new road from Harton or Marsden, "or rather the recent extension towards the latter place", he added that he had been informed that, "whilst the cutting was being made, a human skeleton of extraordinary size was found".
<< HER 935 >> Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle, 1885, Find of Roman Pottery near Marsden, 2, I (for 1882-84), pp. 93-4