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Police 'discover' nunnery The foundations of the medieval Benedictine nunnery

Keywords: Chester, Human Interest

of St. Mary, dissolved and destroyed in 1536, were brought to light when work started recently on the site for the new county police headquarters at Chester. "I he police authorities allowed work to be delayed for an detailed excavation, and also cotributed towards the cost. The archaeologists, led by Miss Sybil McNamee, used an old sixteenth century plan to trace the lines of the chapel and cloisters.

o One of the most important discoveries, a medieval tiled floor, will be preserved in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.




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