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BRESSINGHAM CHURCH BUILDING REPAIRS BLOG by Linda Waterman-Holly
 
Welcome to the Bressingham Church Restoration Blog!  This is the blog about the Heritage Lottery Funded repair works to the church which began 2 May 2017. To print off this blog click here >
     

Monday, 15 May 2017

   

Groundworks continue at the church. Archaeologists Sarah and Simon are still carefully removing bones from the soakaway trench. Sadly, some of the remains they found last week were young children.  (A reburial service will take place in the next few weeks). Some interesting archaeology has been discovered in
the church: Sarah and Simon noted layered foundations in the holes next to the 13th century chancel north wall (close to the
north aisle) that had to be dug ready for the new downpipes. 
These black stripes indicate they date from the 12th century.


Tuesday 2 May 2017    
Building works finally begin at Bressingham Church!

Diana Burroughes, Churchwarden, and I met Keith and Alex (builders) at the church. Stage I is groundworks, digging soakaways. Keith was adept at driving and turning the mini-digger up the church path.

  Archaeologist Sarah Bates oversaw the digging. Unfortunately, several burials were discovered beneath the path from the Lych gate to the north door which indicates the remains are certainly older than the path! The remains will be carefully documented and reburied by Diss Team clergy.
 

 
 
 
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