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1804


S Tyneside


South Shields, Mile End Road, supposed Viking Boat


South Shields


NZ36NE


Transport


Vehicle


Boat


Early Medieval?



Find


Reports of the boat circulated in the area for many years. It was suggested that it lay 15 feet below a lane between two South Shields streets - his information being derived from an eye witness to timbers of the boat when a trench was opened for a sewer early in the 19th century. This story could be a confused version of a find made in 1840 (HER ref. 943) and reported at the turn of the century. It was reported that the University of Newcastle's archaeological unit was to excavate the site.


3607


6786


NZ36076786



<< HER 1804 >> Tyne and Wear Museums,1992, Don Valley Survey, p 9 The Times Higher Education Supplement,15th October 1982

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