The Friends of Chicksands Priory

When the Time Team came to Chicksands

To see the Time Team episode on Chicksands Priory click here


Time Team

Series 9 Episode 4

During the first week of May 2001, members of the Channel 4 television programme Time Team descended upon the Chicksands estate. Their visit was televised the following year, but their actual visit lasted five days.

The purpose of their visit amongst other things was to locate the second of the two cloisters. Although this turned out to be elusive, their triumph was to be the splendid foundations found to the east of the Priory and which included the exhumation of a member of the monastic community.

This fascinating event was brought to a fitting close in 2006 when the female remains were re-interred in the monastic burial ground, with all due reverence, by Chicksands DISC onsite Chaplain.

As a result of the televised programme the monastic (male) remains found at Chicksands, on the same site, in 1969, were also returned to Chicksands and given christian burial, making it a unique double occasion.
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