Burial Ground for Bedlam

An interesting article appeared this morning – Exploring London writes about the excavation of a former Bedlam burial ground in Liverpool Street in the City of London. The site lies underneath the eastern ticket hall of the new Crossrail Station and contains the remains of c.20,000 people. A new database names those buried there.

Broadgate ticket hall archaeology July 2014, 155867 (Crossrail)

Broadgate ticket hall archaeology July 2014, 155867 (Crossrail)

Bethlem in Moorfields Map 1682, by William Morgan, London. Actually Surveyed 1682. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Bethlem in Moorfields Map 1682, by William Morgan, London. Actually Surveyed 1682. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

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