Medieval dungeon is discovered

Contractors installing a new water main in Kent have found a medieval dungeon. Archaeologists say the site in Faversham was built during the mid-century.

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Archeologists discover medieval gaol

A medieval dungeon has been unearthed in Faversham in Kent when contractors were digging a new water main. It's believed the gaol dates from the mid century .



"In my entire career I've never found a dungeon before, so this is a really rare discovery. The site is beneath where the town's second Guildhall stood that was built during the mid-century. As you can imagine the noise and smell coming from the dungeon meant this wouldn't have been a pleasant place to work.'

– Tim Allen, Kent Archaeological Projects


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