Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Archaeologists surprised by medieval skeletons found at Chickerell site

Medieval skeletons have been uncovered during the first stage of £200,000 building work to revamp a church in Chickerell.

Archaeologists were called in when the remains of two children, thought to be from as early as the 13th century, were found close to the main building of St Mary the Virgin Parish Church.

Builders had expected to uncover remains during their work to create a two-storey extension on the former vestry site but not so close to ground level.

Care is now being taken to record the skeletons as they were found and to re-inter them elsewhere in the churchyard.

Click here to read this article from the Dorset Echo