Houses, churches, monuments, graves, etc.
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That roman coffin has been mentioned before on here - see http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messag ... 3848Thanks for the reminder about the cache though - I still haven't 'done' that one.
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Jogon wrote: Roman or earlier stone coffin in Adel Church yard near the stone horse mount steps. These are actually all that is left from a former archaeology display formerly kept in a nearby house.I too thought the6 were from the area until Dave Wheldrake the former Education Officer for West Yorkshire Archaeology told me the truth on a guided walk in the area some years back.He did also confirm though that the small round hump near the Oates memorial stone off Stonegate Road is a round barrow when i took him to look at it.This therefore must be in with a chance as oldest grave!
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Whitkirk church is ancient (it has Norman bits and has been enlarged and improved over the centuries). There's a tomb in there for the Scargill family from about 1530, with alabaster figures on top. It's very much pre-reformation, inscribed in Latin and with reference to a chantry founded by the family. Sadly, the church is usually locked.
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A Viking grave from around 1250-1300 AD I had the pleasure of examining last month
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Is this the end of the story ...or the beginning of a legend?