Application signals start of work at Richard lll site

Posted by er134 at Apr 23, 2013 09:20 AM |
Team behind Richard III discovery have submitted further excavation plans for Greyfriars church

A listed Building consent application to remove part of a wall that separates the gravesite of King Richard lll from the east end of the Greyfriars church excavated by archaeologists in 2012 has been submitted to the council.

The University of Leicester’s Archaeological Services team (ULAS) is seeking permission to remove the wall to enable further excavation of the former Greyfriars church to take place this July.

The council plans to redevelop the former Alderman Newton Grammar school as a Richard lll visitor attraction, which will open in time for the re-interment of the King’s bones next spring.

If consent is granted, the city council would re-instate much of the wall as part of the development of the visitor attraction, which aims to create access from the gravesite area to the new visitor centre.

The archaeological excavation would start at the beginning of July and last for around four weeks. There will be opportunities for the public to see the work in progress.

  • The Search for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council, in association with the Richard III Society.

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