Saturday, October 16, 2010

Medieval friars found in town dig to be reburied

The remains of more than 20 medieval friars and lay associates of the Carmelite Order who died more than 500 years ago are to be reburied following their excavation during building works.

Eight medieval Carmelite friars were uncovered as part of an archaeological dig carried out ahead of a residential development in Priory Close, Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

The other 13 individuals and charnel deposits were unearthed at the site of a Carmelite friary that once stood near Westgate, Newcastle.

Click here to read this article from the Northern Echo