Ancient Wessex News and Information
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Anglo-Saxon Buildings Found Under Bath Abbey

Buildings found during excavations at Bath Abbey are the first Anglo-Saxon stone structures to be identified within Bath, and may belong to the monastery where Edgar was crowned as first King of England.

Wessex Archaeology reported as part of their ongoing work for the Bath Abbey Footprint project, Wessex Archaeology excavated a sequence of the remarkably well-preserved archaeological remains in the vaults and cellars beneath Kingston Buildings and Abbey Chambers. During this phase of works, the team identified the remains of two well-built stone apsidal (semi-circular) structures sealed below later medieval archaeology, but overlying Romano-British deposits. Both structures had plaster on their internal walls and appeared to be the east ends of separate buildings.

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