Archaeological fieldwork throughout Leicestershire

Harringworth Fieldwork Group

November 28, 2018

Harringworth Fieldwork Group


Revealing Grey Friars: The search for Leicester’s lost Franciscan friary

A talk by Mathew Morris MA ACIfA from ULAS

Friday 14th December, 7.30pm.

Harringworth Village Hall

All Welcome. Admission £5

Limited places available – please book early to avoid disappointment

To book please contact Sarah Chambers on: 01572 747315 or

The discovery of King Richard III’s remains during an archaeological excavation in 2012 was a world-wide sensation but behind the headlines an arguably greater archaeological find was made, the discovery of the Franciscan friary in which the king was buried which had been lost for over 400 years.

Mathew Morris, one of the lead archaeologists on the Grey Friars Project, will describe what the latest archaeological and historical research reveals about the history and development of this important medieval institution and the people who worshipped in and were buried in the church of the Grey Friars, including the stunning discovery of a mysterious high status lady buried in a lead coffin.