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Posted: Sun 17 Feb, 2013 12:21 pm
by simon2710
Does anybody know if this grave would still contain the coffin/remains? I'm sure they were moved but apparently there is still a headstone at the bottom of someones garden.....
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=98368f65-7edc-46f4-b88a-e333b74ce990

Posted: Sun 17 Feb, 2013 10:33 pm
by Croggy1
That roman coffin has been mentioned before on here - see http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=3848

Thanks for the reminder about the cache though - I still haven't 'done' that one.

Posted: Mon 18 Feb, 2013 3:40 pm
by Jogon
Roman or earlier stone coffin in Adel Church yard near the stone horse mount steps.

Posted: Mon 18 Feb, 2013 8:27 pm
by Steve Jones
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!    

Re: Oldest Grave

Posted: Sun 23 Oct, 2016 9:48 pm
by Ann
Try St James church at Seacroft or Lawnswood cemetary.

Re: Oldest Grave

Posted: Fri 28 Sep, 2018 11:34 am
by quaestorr
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.

Re: Oldest Grave

Posted: Sun 30 Sep, 2018 1:23 pm
by buffaloskinner
A Viking grave from around 1250-1300 AD I had the pleasure of examining last month

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Re: Oldest Grave

Posted: Mon 01 Oct, 2018 7:14 pm
by tilly
There have been a lot of Roman finds around Adel, Black Moor in this area was at one time a Roman camp