Archaeological Find During Work To Extend The Hospital Car Park

Work is underway to extend the Shaftesbury hospital car park and create a one-way route from Magdalen Lane to Abbey Walk.

The hearth uncovered in the hospital car park

NHS bosses were concerned about poor access and parking on-site. The Friends of Shaftesbury Hospital are paying £250,000 for the work, to remove another obstacle that could jeopardise the hospital’s future.

Chairman Julian Prichard says archaeologists working on site having uncovered an item of interest.