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14th-century abbey wall found in England

The footings of a 14th-century abbey wall has been found during construction at Canterbury Christ Church University. During the dig, historians found the footings of the St Augustine’s Abbey precinct wall and the university has since decided to celebrate its discovery within the state-of-the-art building, with plans to expose a section

19th-century pool found at 12th-century abbey

A Victorian-era plunge pool has been found during restoration work at the 12th-century Abbey of St. Mary de la Pré in England. The discovery of a Victorian plunge pool has surprised archaeologists at a Grade II-listed 12th century Cluniac nunnery where Yorkists and Lancastrians fought the Battle of Northampton in 1460. Delapre

700-year-old cloister walls found in Wales

Three medieval abbey walls have been found at a hotel in Conwy, Wales. He said: "The grounds here are a scheduled ancient monument, because of the importance of the abbey in its day, so Gwynedd Archaeological Trust were on site when we found the first wall. "It's believed to be the cloister

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