Retired banker finds historical palace in his backyard | News


Anyone who has had constructing work carried out is aware of to anticipate the sudden.

And few issues could possibly be extra sudden than discovering a 700-year-old bishop’s palace underneath the garden.

Charles Pole, 81, was having a bungalow inbuilt his backyard, hoping to maneuver in and promote the primary home.

Now not solely are the retired banker’s plans on maintain, he additionally faces a £15,000 invoice for the archaeological investigation and safety of the stays.

The newly found constructing is regarded as a part of the palace of the bishops of Bath and Wells. It dates from the thirteenth century however was in ruins by the 18th century. It then disappeared, with consultants believing it was at a close-by website.

While the historians are excited, Pole

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