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Oct/Nov 2011:The Bartlemas Chapel Excavations

Watercolour of a burial by Helen Ganly
The Project spent six weeks, in mostly wonderfully mild and dry weather, excavating three trenches in the grounds of Bartlemas Chapel. Dozens of local volunteers dug, recorded, drew, photographed and cleaned and organised finds with support and training from the Project team. The excavation uncovered a range of buildings from the early medieval period to the nineteenth century, a variety of burials, and finds from the Romano-British period to the nineteenth century. Today Bartlemas Chapel and its surroundings sit in a quiet enclave, the excavations revealed a more disturbed and dramatic past.