Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone,

I am continuing with the history and sights from St. Peter's Anglo Saxon Church.

Under the arches of the church, you may be able to see that there were exhibitions, which were extremely interesting. (I will show one as a workshop)

In 1972 the church was declared redundant and was taken into public guardianship by the then Department of Environment. Because it was recognised to have late Saxon origin, a major programme of excavation and survey was instituted. Excavations between 1978 and 1984 investigated most of the interior of the building, as well as a swathe of churchyard around its exterior. At the same time, a stone-by-stone record and detailed archaeological study of the fabric and furnishings of the church was undertaken, continuing down to 2007.

The still surviving Saxon and medieval fabric of the church has been recorded in considerable detail, providing an insight into building and scaffolding methods, particularly of the tenth century. Excavation has revealed the complex development of the medieval church and its internal layout; and 1,326 graves, spanning a millennium, have been investigated.

Some interesting evidence is now displayed in the glass cabinets. Please see workshop.

Thank you for your continued interest, Bev :-)

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