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Thursday 26 January 2006 2.10pm
Passing Bermondsey Square on Tuesday on the top of the 188 bus I was able to look over the hoarding at the dig that is taking place. It looked as though some really interesting old walls had been unearthed.
Does anyone know if any information regarding this dig has been released to the public?
Bermondsey Abbey was such important building in the Middle Ages that if there are substantial remains found we should seriously consider how they can be preserved.

Edited 2 times. Last edit at 1 February 2006 9.24pm by James Hatts.
Anonymous User
Thursday 26 January 2006 2.35pm

There's a little on here alan. A friend of mine is studying archaeology at the moment and was there a couple of weeks ago. I'll have to get her to post what she knows as I've forgotten already!
Thursday 26 January 2006 2.39pm
Thanks Birdie - I will watch this space!
Thursday 26 January 2006 3.01pm
they'll only build over it like they did with trocette mansions..:-(
Anonymous User
Thursday 26 January 2006 3.21pm
They are preserving and building over it Jan. At least it is all recorded though.
Thursday 26 January 2006 3.34pm
Wouldn't it be nice if the dig unearthed enough of the Abbey to warrant a change in the redevelopment so that the it could be preserved for posterity!
Anonymous User
Thursday 26 January 2006 4.49pm

Alan - the web site above is that of the commercial archaeologist employed by the developer at Bermondsey Abbey.

The remains are being preserved in situ. Pre-construct liaise with Suothwark's curator to ensure this is done correctly without harming the remains.

Keep watching this space for further info!

Edited 1 times. Last edit at 26 January 2006 4.50pm by Birdie.
Friday 27 January 2006 9.39am
Birdie - thats a great link....southwark has 74 sites! :-)
Tuesday 31 January 2006 11.37am
Absolutely agree.Fantastically interesting to be able to read these details about the local area.Thanks Birdie!
Tuesday 31 January 2006 1.41pm
could members of the public have a look an see? before they cover it up?
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