Tyne and Wear HER(492): Billy Mill, stone coffin containing inhumation - Details
Billy Mill, stone coffin containing inhumation
Religious Ritual and Funerary
"Here is a quarry of excellent stone, in which the workmen, in 1790, discovered a stone coffin. It was about five feet from the surface, was walled around, and covered by a large flat stone. The skeleton within it appeared very perfect, but mouldered to dust on being exposed to the air".(1) Richardson added that the discovery was made in May, and that the cover stone had no inscription on it.
<< HER 492 >> E. Mackenzie, 1825, View of Northumberland, Vol. 2, p. 460 M.A. Richardson, 1842, The Local Historian's Table Book: Historical Division Vol. II, p. 333 H.H.E. Craster, ed. 1907, Chirton Township, Northumberland County History, Vol. VIII, p. 316 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 78 no. 2