Children, G. and Priestley, S. (2010). Archaeological Observation St Laurence's Church Church Stretton Shropshire. Border Archaeology. https://doi.org/10.5284/1042854. Cite this using datacite

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Archaeological Observation St Laurence's Church Church Stretton Shropshire
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The programme of archaeological observation undertaken by Border Archaeology within the medieval parish church of St Laurence, Church Stretton, revealed significant concentrations of disarticulated human skeletal remains. These remains were largely located within the Chancel, at a depth of between 0.20-0.50m below the existing ground level, although another concentration of human remains was identified next to the N wall of the North Transept. These concentrations of disarticulated human remains could well indicate the position of former graves located within the Chancel and North Transept, which appear to have been largely removed during the extensive Victorian restoration of the church undertaken in the late 1860s. Of especial significance was the unexpected discovery of a substantial brick barrel vaulted structure, located in the centre of the Chancel, probably of 18th century date, which had been heavily disturbed and backfilled during the restoration of 1867-8. This structure may be tentatively identified as the Wilding family vault recorded in the late 18th century. It is clear, from the quantity of human remains found, particularly in the Chancel, that by no means all of the human remains disturbed during the Victorian restoration of the church were re-interred in the churchyard in accordance with the proposals made by the architect; indeed the shallow depth (only 0.20-0.40m below existing ground level) and heavily disarticulated nature of the remains suggest a somewhat hasty reburial.
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G Children
S Priestley
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Border Archaeology
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2010
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Site: St. Laurence's Church
County: SHROPSHIRE
District: SOUTH SHROPSHIRE
Parish: CHURCH STRETTON
Country: England
Grid Reference: 345240, 293670 (Easting, Northing)
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FLOOR TILE (Find) Medieval (GLL)
HUMAN REMAINS (Find) Uncertain (GLL)
BURIAL VAULT (Monus) Post Medieval (GLL)
PARISH CHURCH (Monus) Medieval (GLL)
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OASIS Id: borderar1-284198
OBIB: BA1006SLCS
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Bound report in A4, 19 pages.
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18 Aug 2017
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