Ancient Wessex News and Information
Ancient Wessex News and Information

Human remains found under St Peter’s Church in Bristol

itv news report that human remains have been found buried under the ruined church at the heart of Castle Park in Bristol.

A team from Wessex Archaeology have been carrying out a survey at the site, to learn what lies beneath the ruined church floor. It’s part of efforts to restore the church that was partly destroyed by a fire during the Bristol Blitz of 1940, with just the exterior walls of the church left standing.

Senior fieldwork archaeologist Cai Mason of Wessex Archaeology worked on the excavation.

He said: “Our ground-penetrating radar survey discovered earth-filled graves throughout.

“There were also tantalising hints of other structures, perhaps an Anglo Saxon church below this one.

“We haven’t quite got deep enough to see what these structures are at depth. It’s really a quick survey to see how the engineers can bring the building back into use.

Read full article at: https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2022-07-22/human-remains-found-under-ruined-church-in-bristol-park

Image Credit: Wessex Archaeology

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