We've had a team of excavators and an archaeologist on site this week investigating the Victorian hypocaust system and checking the bedrock and foundations around the church.Everyone was especially interested in looking down at the top of the crypt doorway which is intriguing. It will take a much fuller investigation to find out what is actually underneath and in the crypt. The hypocaust system itself is fascinating and we have opened up various trial holes inside the church to see if there is any erosion and corrosion around the ducts. If you are interested - you can visit the church over the weekend and take a look yourself. Thank you to Treasures of Ludlow, Pat of Castlerings Archaeology and Andrew Pike, Archaeological Adviser toHerefordshire DAC for providing us with so much fascinating information.
The Wigmore Centre CIC has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to commence the development phase of the transformation of St James’ Church into an Interpretive, Heritage and Community Centre.