What lies beneath Gloucester Cathedral?
According to local paper, the Gloucester Citizen “a team full of Indiana Jones-esque archaeologists will be descending on the city tomorrow, Thursday”. Presumably complete with leather jackets, hats and horse whips – which may be the uniform of Border Archaeology Ltd – or just an ill-informed joke by journalists (who, themselves wear trilby hats, slightly grubby rain coats, sport little round glasses and occasionally undress in phone boxes)!
The archaeologists are working in advance of the beginning of Project Pilgrim which is the name of the New Cathedral Green development programme to the south of the cathedral.
Digging will reveal whether or not there is there is anything of significance that could be disturbed by the development. Finds are likely as this area served as a cemetery during the monastic period and indeed until a couple hundred years ago.
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