Ancient remains removed from Square Chapel graveyard
0 Have your say Archaeologists have removed and examined over 200 skeletons from the Square Chapel graveyard, as part of the Piece Hall transformation project in Halifax.
The excavations were undertaken by Archaeological Services WYAS as part of the £19 million transformation project funded by Calderdale Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The exhumations were necessary before the construction of a new access road on the site as the graves were identified as ‘soft spots’. Where soil had been removed and then infilled during the burials there was a risk that the land would not be able to... read more
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