Appeal to raise 60,000 for dig at unusual royal chapel

2023-05-29 08:14:50  • 2 mins

By Andy Giddings

BBC News, West Midlands

An appeal for 60,000 is to be launched to excavate the site of a chapel discovered at a castle.

The trust which runs Snodhill Castle in Herefordshire believes it has found the site of a Royal Free Chapel, a church belonging directly to a monarch.

Snodhill is believed to be one of the oldest Norman castles in Britain.

The remains of the chapel were uncovered in 2021 when excavators found painted wall plaster.

The archaeology students also found parts of a fine arch, stained glass and a small figure believed to have been part of a cross.

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