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Thursday, 19 April 2012
Archaeologists find possible 16th century chapel
HISTORICAL detectives may have uncovered evidence of a 16th century chapel at a public park in Marlow.
Members of the Marlow Archaeological Society, excavating Rookery Park, have found a chalk block wall at the site which may date back to the 1500s.
The group set out primarily to find out more about a 'significant' 18th century farm – which may actually date back much further – and a house built in 1850 and demolished in the 1960s.
But the time sleuths appear to be on the trail of a much older discovery.
Initially, the team found brickwork, apparently from the 1850s house, but then uncovered a flint work wall.
MAS spokesman Doug Courtney said: “This is thought to be from the earlier 1750's farmhouse as close inspection of early photographs show small areas of flint work and the record indicates that the farmhouse was only part demolished and altered into the house.