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An archaeologist and bodies uncovered at the dig site of St Mary Spital cemetery, which was conducted by The Museum of London from 1998 to 2001.

St Mary Spital and the surrounding area of Sptialfields as per the Civitas Londinium. (Extract from Agas's map showing site of St. Mary Spital and the Old Artillery Ground, c. 1560–70)

The charnal house, built in 1320, is the remaining portion of the cemetery of St Mary Spital Hospital and Priory. This charnal house is where bones that were disturbed during the digging of graves in the cemetery were stored. After the closing of the…
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