Report on an archaeological evaluation
This report presents the results of an archaeological evaluation carried out by MOLA at St Leonard’s church, Shoreditch E1. The report was commissioned from MOLA by Nicholas Morgan on behalf of the PCC of ST Leonard’s and St Michael’s, Shoreditch.
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Looking for the Mediaeval St. Leonard's
There has been a Church at St Leonard’s, Shoreditch, for possibly over 1000 years.
Detailed plans exist for a mediaeval Church on the site and it has long been held that remnants of this church exist below the current church.
The mediaeval St Leonard’s was a Church that became known as the Actor's church - situated near two of the first theatres in England and where Richard Burbage, one of the most famous actors of Shakespeare and the first actor to play the parts of Richard II and Hamlet, was buried.
Whats been happening recently?
In June 2018 with the support and funding from The National Lottery and the Heritage Lottery Fund we did an investigation to locate the Mediaeval Church.
We had an exhibition called "Looking for the Mediaeval St Leonard’s’ an exhibition at St Leonard’s open Thursday- Sunday 12- 5pm from September 15th to October 14th which presented finds from an archaeological project carried out at St Leonard’s by the Museum of London Archaeology.
The exhibition tells the story of the medieval Church and the layers of local history uncovered in the earth below St Leonard’s.
To find out more about our archelgogy projects please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org