Medieval synagogue discovered underneath kebab shop
Published on April 12th, 2010 | by Admin2
A survey of land underneath Kebabish and The Bear public House, both in Sheep Street, Northampton, has found what experts estimate could be the remains of an ancient synagogue, dating back hundreds of years.
Historian and Northampton resident, Marcus Roberts, who is director of National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail (JTrails), said: “We’ve been working in partnership with Birmingham University and we were able to get a ground penetrating radar to do a survey of the site.
“We found what would appear to be the remains of a substantial masonry walls under the cellar walls of Kebabish. It also showed what appears to be two walls going down 14 feet underneath cellar level.
“There was also a square or rectangular structure next to it which may well have been a stair well going down into the synagogue.”