Digging the priory
Albion Archaeology excavated the area of Newnham Priory’s outer service courtyards when the leisure park was built and later extended.
Listen to archaeologist, Jeremy Oetgen, describe the types of buildings they found in the priory’s courtyards. Over 500 years ago, blacksmiths’ hearths, bread ovens and a brewery operated in a ramshackle cluster of wooden buildings which stood where today stand the cinema, pizzeria and gym.
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