Test pit 72: Bartlemas Chapel Reburial
During the 22 September – 4 November 2011 excavation at Bartlemas Chapel, a range of disarticulated human remains from charnel pits were temporarily disinterred. Following analysis and recording of these bones they were to be reburied at Bartlemas Chapel. A 0.8 m x 1.2 m trench – Test Pit 72 – was dug from the 6th to the 8th of November 2013 at Bartlemas Chapel in order to reinter the bones within the chapel burial ground. The digging of the interment site followed normal test pit recording protocol, which meant that any artefacts, building remains, or human or animal bones discovered would be accurately recorded. These test pit results would be used to further enhance findings from the 2011 excavation.