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Medieval marvel at risk from rot and deathwatch beetle

St John the Baptist Church

A rare medieval church roof in Suffolk is at risk of being destroyed by deathwatch beetle and wet rot. The ceiling’s said to be one of the finest examples in Europe and draws visitors from all over the world. Now the parish council of St John the Baptist’s church in Needham Market is desperately trying…

Galway’s medieval churches at risk

Galway Medieval church Saint Nicholas | Medieval Archives

Galway’s medieval churches could be under threat from ivy and an increase in rainfall, according to the author of a new survey. Surveyor Simon Large was contracted by Clare County Council to carry out a comprehensive study of the churches in County Clare and found that a third of the 170 churches examined had disappeared…

Grant to uncover secret heritage of medieval churches

They have been knocked about, rejigged beyond recognition and disguised as much younger models through centuries of turmoil and change. Now the medieval origins of some of Scotland’s oldest churches is being uncovered by an investigation into the nation’s rich religious heritage. It was believed that only around 50 churches across the country built between…

Million pound legacy to revamp medieval church

An ancient Old Town church is about to be transformed by a £1million pound legacy. Exhibition spaces, a cafe area, and three new meeting rooms will be built inside St Clement’s Church, High Street, in a bid to turn the church into a central hub for all community activities in the area. Father Robert Featherstone,…

Russian archaeologists discover amazing artifacts

2010 saw Russian archaeologists discovering an array of amazing artifacts. In particular, the remains of an ancient Christian church were discovered in the area adjacent to the construction site of Olympic facilities in the Russian resort of Sochi earlier this year. The church dates back to the 10th century, which archeologists argue indicates that the…

Archaeological dig in east London could uncover the 13th century White Chapel

On a Whitechapel site teeming with history, pupils from two local schools as well as keen amateur archaeologists have been trying to uncover the medieval church which gave the area its name this week. Pupils from two local schools as well as keen amateur archaeologists have been trying to uncover the medieval church in Whitechapel…

Village travels back to medieval times for fete

Villagers will celebrate the 900th anniversary of their church with a medieval fair and market. St Peter’s Church, in Mill Lane, Alvescot, West Oxfordshire, will be saluted at a birthday bash on Saturday. Villagers will wear 15th-century costumes to set the scene of medieval times. From noon to 4pm, the Medieval Free Company, a living…