Tyne and Wear HER(505): Axwell Park, inhumation - Details
Axwell Park, inhumation
Religious Ritual and Funerary
On March 11th 1763 workmen discovered an urn with a little dust in it inside a large stone coffin, in which was a skull with the teeth very fresh, and several large bones. It is not known in what part of the grounds the coffin was found, and it is uncertain what became of it. It is assumed that this was probably a prehistoric burial, probably dating to the bronze age (note HER no. 504, a possible barrow in the Park).
<< HER 505 >> Newcastle Courant, 1763, 19.iii.1763 J. Sykes, 1833, Local Records, Vol. I, p. 240 W. Bourn, 1896, History of the Parish of Ryton, p. 174 R. Miket, 1984, The Prehistory of Tyne and Wear, p. 26 no. 17