Pontefract Dig Uncovers English Civil War ‘Casualties’

Posted by admin on Aug 12, 2011

Archaeologists working on the site of a former hospital in West Yorkshire have uncovered human remains thought to date back to the English Civil War. The bones, including a hip bone and parts of a skull, were dug up in the grounds of the old Pontefract General Infirmary, currently being demolished.

The remains are believed to be of civilian casualties from the third siege of Pontefract in 1648. Other finds include Tudor pottery and part of the town’s 13th Century priory.

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