History is uncovered in work on Finsbury baths facelift

Finsbury BathsA team of archaeologists studying the Ironmonger Bath site during its £16million refurbishment have discovered medieval items.

Experts have discovered tiles and pottery which are hundreds of years old while examining the grade-two listed facility in Ironmonger Row, Finsbury.

Peter Moore, project manager from Pre-Construct Ltd which is carrying out the work for Islington Council, said: “The biggest surprise has been the fact the archaeology has survived under the basement of the bath house which is amazing.

“The high value of the materials was also surprising. We were expecting run of the mill stuff but these items are very rare.”

Archaeologists have unearthed a glazed and decorated medieval floor tile which dates back to before 1390.

Read the full story at Isglington Gazette

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