Locals to be given chance to see archaeological remains in Abbey Fields next week

By James Smith

29th Sep 2023 | Local News

Some of the remains found at Abbey Fields (image via Kenilworth Town Council report)
Some of the remains found at Abbey Fields (image via Kenilworth Town Council report)

Local residents will be given the chance to see the archaeological remains found on the Abbey Fields construction site next week.

Speaking at the public meeting held on Wednesday (September 27) locals were told by Warwick District Council they would be allowed to see the various findings on Tuesday, 3 October.

Residents will be able to visit the site from 9am to 5pm.

Around 200 locals gathered at St Nicholas Church on Wednesday to hear an update on the development and to ask questions.

The meeting was also held online.

Cllr Ian Davison, council leader, said: "I want to thank everyone who made the effort to come along to this important public event and for giving us the opportunity to explain the challenges we are currently facing and the key decision that our council will need to make in the coming months on the future of the scheme."

Tim Malim from Hampton Heritage Design and Consultancy Ltd the project's archaeological consultant commented: "We appreciate that this is a short window for people to see these amazing discoveries, but it is vitally important that the ancient structures that have been exposed are now re-covered to ensure that they are preserved in the best possible condition."

Those wishing to visit Abbey Fields on Tuesday 3 October are requested to follow the signage in place and use the entrance located near to the temporary toilets next to the site.

Locals were first told in February that they may be given the chance to view the site.

More fallout from the meeting on Wednesday to follow.

     

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