Building discovered at Hyde Abbey!

The Hampshire Chronicle recently reported the unearthing of a previously unknown building at Hyde Abbey in Winchester. Hyde Abbey, founded in 1110, is the last known resting place of King Alfred the Great.

A wall was discovered during some building works taking place at a house on King Alfred Terrace. Dr John Crook, architectural consultant and advisor to the Hyde900 digs, considered this newly discovered wall particularly exciting, as it is possible it formed part of the kitchen used by the monks. A deposit of food waste located just outside the building lends weight to this kitchen proposal.

The owner of the property has made available their garden for excavation at the forthcoming Hyde900 Community Dig, scheduled for October 22–25 2020. The dig is open to anyone over the age of five. All children will need to be accompanied by an adult. To register please click here.

The full article from The Hampshire Chronicle is included below, please click on this image to enlarge for easier reading.

Unknown building

Courtesy of The Hampshire Chronicle

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