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Archiepiscopal vault discovered in former Lambeth church

Tim Wyatt

by Tim Wyatt

Posted: 21 Apr 2017 @ 12:03

THE long-forgotten remains of five former Archbishops of Canterbury have been accidentally uncovered in a deconsecrated medieval church next to Lambeth Palace.

Workers at the Garden Museum, which is on the site of the former St Mary-at-Lambeth, just outside the walls of Lambeth Palace, came across a hidden crypt during recent renovations.

When archaeologists inspected the space underneath the former chancel, they discovered 30 lead coffins, including several holding the remains ...

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