Saturday, April 06, 2013

The remains of Greyfriars, Leicester

Across the road from the social services car park (which was firmly locked today) is a private car park. And in it, next to the attendant's hut, you can find the wall above.

It is of interest because it is all that remains above ground of Greyfriars monastery, in the choir of whose church the body of Richard III was found.

The attendant seemed pleased by my interest. He told me who owned the car park and that the owner had declined to sell it to the city council because it is such a good earner.

He also said that the University of Leicester archaeologists who found Richard had carried out some geophysical investigations here too.

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