Rock Cut Tombs, Main Street, Heysham, Lancashire

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.


Lancashire Heysham


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


tomb grave carving Anglo Saxon (410 - 1065)