Kenilworth's medieval finds prove a huge crowd draw - The Leamington Observer

Kenilworth's medieval finds prove a huge crowd draw

Leamington Editorial 6th Oct, 2023   0

HISTORY buffs young and old viewed the archaeological remains discovered at Abbey Fields in Kenilworth.

More than 1,000 residents – including dozens of school children – took up the opportunity to see the remains discovered during the swimming pool redevelopment scheme before they are covered up again.

A special site opening was held on Tuesday (October 2) to enable the public to see for themselves the medieval complex of buildings associated with Kenilworth Abbey that have been unearthed on the site.

There was also the chance to talk to Warwick District Council’s project team and representatives from Archaeology Warwickshire.

WDC leader Coun Ian Davison said: “We were delighted by the extremely high level of interest shown by the people of Kenilworth and further afield in the amazing discoveries made and are sorry that we have been unable to open the site for longer.

“However, now that Archaeology Warwickshire have finished their work on the Abbey Fields site and the results of their investigations have been recorded, as agreed with Historic England the medieval structures found will need to be carefully re-covered with native soil, so that they can be preserved in the best possible condition.

“I would like to thank our partners AR Demolition and Archaeology Warwickshire for their contribution towards making the day such a success.”


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