Friday, June 01, 2007

Theatre dig unearths medieval hospital
Archaeologists have been drafted in to investigate Shrewsbury’s theatre site for a second time after council architects uncovered what is believed to be a medieval chapel and hospital.

Following the discovery of the medieval St George’s Bridge in Frankwell last March, experts were again called in after council staff stumbled across stone walls which could date back more than 850 years.

Local historian David Trumper described the find as “very exciting” and said he believed the structure could be the site of a medieval chapel and hospital which was dedicated to England’s patron saint, St George.