“What a discovery: The remains of Five Archbishops found at the Garden Museum, Lambeth”.

During the redevelopment of the Garden Museum project the tombs of five Archbishops have been amazingly uncovered. They were located inside a hidden crypt, beneath the floor of the deconsecrated church of St Mary-at-Lambeth.

The discovery was made by our site managers, when they came across an entrance to a tomb, whilst stripping back flagstones from the church floor, as part of the works.

Our site manager Karl Patten told the BBC: “We discovered numerous coffins – and one of them had a gold crown on top of it“. Archbishops were often buried with gold-painted mitres – ceremonial headpieces – placed on their coffins.

BBC News Article

Image: Craig Dick

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