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The Monk's Stone

The Monk's Stone is the column from an old stone cross which originally stood north-west of Tynemouth on the ancient road to Tynemouth Priory close to Monk House Farm.[1] The stone orriginally marked the boundary between ecclesiastical land and civil land, before it was moved to the grounds of the Priory in c.1936.[2] The stone has an inscription "0 horrid dede, to kill a man for a pigge's hede." - to find out why, read the story of the Monk's Stone - who killed a man for a pigs head?.

Tynemouth Priory and Castle Story of the Monk's Stone
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a127: The Monk's Stone

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002698:The Monk's Stone Tynemouth Priory C. 1900

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Tyne and Wear HER(102): Tynemouth Priory, the Monk's Stone
- "An incomplete cross-shaft of sandstone, 193 cm high, 45.7 to 30.5 cm wide and 30.5 to 22.9 cm deep, very worn and broken. Decoration includes a hunting scene with various …

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Image taken from page 52 of 'Illustrated Handbook to the rivers Tyne, Blyth, and Wansbeck, etc'

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Tyne & Wear HER: 102
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