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Despite being the burial place of Alfred the Great, the nave of the huge church under the gardens of Hyde has never been found. Over 80 metres long, it has remained hidden beneath the houses, gardens and roads in Hyde. The recent Hyde900 dig has now located the north wall for the first time, only some 80cm below the garden of 6, King Alfred Place.

Sculptured beakhead
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Exciting News!

datePosted on 20:50, May 4th, 2022 by Website Admin

See the remains of the nave of Hyde’s medieval abbey

at 6 King Alfred Place on Saturday, May 7 – 10am to 4pm

Despite being the burial place of Alfred the Great, the nave of the huge church under the gardens of Hyde has never been found. Over 80 metres long, it has remained hidden beneath the houses, gardens and roads in Hyde. Last week’s Hyde900 dig has now located the north wall of the church for the first time – only some 80cm below the garden of 6 King Alfred Place. The final phase of excavation will take place Saturday so those visiting in the morning may have the opportunity to see an expert archaeologist at work.

The beakhead being exhibited by David Ashby, dig archaeological consultant
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