Home One of two stone coffins
 at the North-West entrance to Northumberland Park - North Shields

Coffin Gravestone


The stone coffins are on the site of a medieval hospital for lepers - hence 'Spittle or 'Spittal Dene' (the name of the dene that separates the park from the golf-course). The ground was also used intermittently as a burial place before Christ Church was built  in 1668, instead of, or additional to, Tynemouth Priory. Used occasionally during the Civil War