King Richard III's tomb plans

Plans for how King Richard III's tomb will look at Leicester Cathedral will be unveiled later, after his remains were found under a car park in the city earlier this year.

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Richard III’s tomb will be Yorkshire limestone

Leicester Cathedral chiefs have announced the proposed tomb of Richard III will be made of Yorkshire limestone.

The stone was chosen to reflect the last Plantagenet King’s links to York.

The raised tomb for Richard III will be made from limestone Credit: Van Heyningen and Harward

The raised tomb will be carved out of finely worked Swaledale fossil limestone, which is quarried near to Middleham, where Richard III underwent his boyhood training, and later lived.

The plans are to be reviewed by the Cathedral Fabric Commission for England, with a decision expected later this month.

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