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Open day gives chance to see lost church of St John the Baptist
8:48am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
PEOPLE had a chance to see a long-lost medieval church in York at the weekend.
A free open day was held at the Hungate dig on Saturday as part of an archaeological training weekend.
As previously reported in The Press, the church of St John the Baptist was found during a 12-week excavation at the site over the summer by an Archaeology Live! team.
The group of student trainees, professionals and archaeology enthusiasts found fragments of three of the church’s walls, allowing them to gauge its size and where it stood.
It is thought to have been a poor church relying on several wealthy benefactors, which struggled financially when they died or moved and was eventually decommissioned and demolished.
The dig is a York Archaeological Trust project carried out as part of Hungate (York) Regeneration Ltd’s redevelopment of the site, with the firm funding commercial work and giving archaeological teams permission to carry out excavations.
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