Friday, March 05, 2010

Hidden burial vault found at Bishop's Castle church

At last, a good news story (and a chance to use a photo of one of my favourite pieces of townscape).

The Shropshire Star reports:

A hidden burial vault has been discovered under the chancel floor of a south Shropshire church.

The vault, which contains about 16 coffins, has been discovered at St John’s Church in Bishop’s Castle. Anni Holden, for the Diocese of Hereford, said today the vault could be the result of a Victorian revamp to the building and most likely belonged to the Oakeley family.

The vault probably dates from the 18th century.

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