Work on lifting a section of the floor within Bath Abbey has moved on a pace.
A proper wooden screen has now been erected but with a viewing panel and explanatory signage to let visitors know what is happening.
This is a trial area to see how well under floor heating – using the city’s thermal waters – might work.
First a whole section of memorial tablets have had to be cleared – having been carefully recorded and then lifted.
Seems the Victorians had already disturbed some of the burials when large water pipes were laid for central heating in the 19th century.
The Abbey is ensuring any remains found in this already intruded upon floor will be carefully collected for a respectful re-burial afterwards.
Find out more about Bath Abbey’s exciting plans at the top of today’s page.