Skip to comments.Long-Lost Medieval Monastery Discovered Beneath Parking Garage in England
Posted on 10/27/2020 6:18:23 PM PDT by marshmallow
Carmelite friars established Whitefriars in 1270, but the religious site was destroyed during the Protestant Reformation
Archaeologists digging under the remains of a demolished parking garage in Gloucester, England, have found the ruins of a 13th-century monastery, BBC News reports.
Established around 1270, the Carmelite friaryknown as Whitefriarswas all but demolished during the 16th century. Historians had long been aware of the house of worships existence, but they didnt know exactly where it was located. Researchers from the Gloucester City Council and Cotswold Archaeology took advantage of a redevelopment project in the citys Kings Quarter neighborhood to investigate.
For around 300 years, Whitefriars played an active part in Gloucester, says city archaeologist Andrew Armstrong in a statement. Seeing and documenting this site will serve to underline, and recognize, the place of the friary in the city's history.
Medieval friars were similar to monks, but rather than devoting themselves purely to prayer and scholarship, they engaged with and served the broader community. One of the most significant figure connected to the Whitefriars site was Nicholas Cantilupe, a theologian and historian from a noble family.
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What are they charging per month for a medium sized vehicle?
My thoughts exactly - I know they have been around for a long time, but are they reasonable?
Only subcompact spaces available now.
My parish in Norman, OK, was a stone’s throw from the University of Oklahoma football stadium. The Knights of Columbus made all their money renting the parking lot for OU football games, and the whole youth group went to Rome on the proceeds of parking for a Rolling Stones concert.
We lived about 2 miles from the stadium, and we could hear the concert in our house with the windows shut!
Wow. Sorry I had nothing to do with it I swear! :-)
That must have been really annoying.
It was a surprise. I thought it was my drug-dealing neighbor having a loud party, but when I went outside to ask him to turn it down (he was a nice young man other than the drug thing) it was the Stones coming from a great distance.
That’s insane. that would drive me crazy.
At least the drug dealer was nice :-)
If you are selling your leftover pot to friends usually you are not a vicious animal :-)
but it’s in my experience that if you are moving heavy product of anything, at one point or another you are going to have to do bad things.
But some of my favorite uncles were gangsters. They were the nicest guys and gave the best gifts :-)
The Rolling Stones were just the one time. Sometimes we could hear cheers from football games. I don’t think the young man was a significant drug dealer, because another neighbor who was a police undercover officer said he didn’t care.
I had an Italian uncle of dubious provenance (my mother’s sister’s husband). He did give good presents! He had a very good career as an international contract arbitrator and lived into his late 80s.
I always wonder how Henry VIII figured he was a good Christian. He horribly had slaughtered priest, men who worked for him, couple of wives beheaded, divorced poor sweet saintly Queen Catherine, cheated on all his wives and pretty much considered himself an ok guy and quite the spiritual epitome, whether the flavor of the year was Catholic or Protestant.
Those poor devout monks. No wonder England has them appearing time to time in their shadowy selves.
Medeval monks drove cars. Who knew?
>>I always wonder how Henry VIII figured he was a good Christian<<
How does a democrat?
So how did they know to look for this medieval parking lot under a monastery to begin with?
Destroyed by a pig named Henry VIII.
They had those Friars Clubs all over the place...
William Tyndale’s neighborhood?
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