Tales From The Crypt – Julian Richards On A Collapse At The Abbey

The crypt at Shaftesbury Abbey has collapsed.

Archaeologist Julian Richards says, “It’s a very important part of the whole Abbey structure and a very visible part of the remains.”

Julian Richards at the collapsed crypt

Historic England has authorised emergency repairs and the wall will be braced in the meantime. Julian is excited at what lies inside the mass of rubble and backfill, which has slipped into the crypt.