Ever wondered what lies beneath Hull’s great church?
Ken Steedman of Humber Field Archaeology talks about the mediaeval foundations of Hull Minster and sheds new light into its early construction. He focuses on the surviving below-ground structures and tells us about aspects of the history and development of the church.
With photographs of the excavations and two stunning object finds that were retrieved, find out more about the church’s construction and history.
Ken says “The recent development at Hull Minster has been accompanied by archaeological excavations, including in the area of the new southern extension where the cafe stands. Much of the archaeological excavation work associated with the extension took place alongside or inside the South (or Vicars) Porch and this uncovered remains of an early phase of church building, contemporary with the late 13th – and early 14th-century chancel and transepts (the earliest standing parts of the current church) including an early brick-built porch with an upper floor reached by a spiral staircase. The early porch and associated nave were replaced later by the stone versions we have today.”
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At Hull Minster we have strong artistic roots with 700 years of cultural and artistic tradition. We encourage artists and performers as well as cultivating participation in the arts for city centre communities.