Ancient burials found in Bradford on Avon church revamp

Started by gash, September 03, 2016, 09:40:33 pm

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EVIDENCE of a Christian burial dating back to the ninth century has been uncovered at Bradford on Avon's Holy Trinity Church.

Wessex Archaeology made the discovery last month during a year-long, £2m renovation of the 12th century church to transform it into a versatile venue for the community.

Archaeologists recorded and excavated graves, predominantly from Georgian or Victorian times, after the floor of the old boiler house was removed.

Project manager for WA, Bruce Eaton, was thrilled at the discovery and said that the team believe this could be the site of the lost minster church established by the bishop and scholar St Aldhelm, in 710AD, around which Bradford developed.
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