Rock Cut Tombs, Main Street, Heysham, Lancashire

Rock Cut Tombs, Main Street, Heysham, Lancashire
Photograph taken 29 July 2001 © Mr Charles Satterly LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 391835

These 6 graves are carved into the natural bedrock. They are on the west side of St Patrick's Chapel, Heysham. Their exact date is uncertain, but they probably date to before the Norman Conquest (1066). All of them have socket holes, probably intended for timber crosses, at the head end. An associated cemetery to the south of the chapel was excavated in the 1970s and the bones there were dated to the 10th and 11th centuries.

Location

Lancashire Heysham

Period

Anglo Saxon (Britons/English/Vikings) (410 - 1065)

Tags

tomb grave carving Anglo Saxon (410 - 1065)