Hyde Abbey, Winchester

May 2022 | Hampshire Cultural Trust

Patrick Ottaway has worked with Hampshire Cultural Trust as editor and project manager of a volume in the Winchester Museums Service series of reports on excavations in the 1970s - 1990s which is concerned with Hyde Abbey. This was founded north of the city by Henry I in 1110 for a community of monks from New Minster within the walls. Reburied in the new abbey church were the remains of King Alfred the Great (died 899), his queen and members of his family. The report was published by the trust in 2021: Excavations at Hyde Abbey 1972-99, by Ken Qualmann, Graham Scobie and John Zant. It includes reports on excavations in the  outer court, forecourt, and at the east end of the abbey church. Specialist reports  include a study of the human bones by Katie Tucker from two cemetery areas. Also included is a report on recent excavations in the abbey cloisters by Hyde900 a local community archaeology group. 

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