Thursday, November 24, 2011

£200,000 goes to monastic sites in eastern England

The Heritage Lottery Fund is spending almost £200,000 on two projects for medieval monasteries in eastern England – the first two discover excavate the site of Ramsey Abbey and the second to promote Wymondham Abbey.

Students at Abbey College will receive a £24,800 grant to carry out an archaeological dig to establish the outline of the lost Benedictine monastic buildings at Ramsey Abbey.

The monastic site, created in AD 960, was one of the richest ecclesiastical establishments in the Fens during the medieval period. Today, little of the Abbey survives above ground and the interpretation of the remains is subject to much debate.

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