Gorleston Wetherspoon pub work is due to start after crypt find

Preparatory work has been carried out on the JD Wetherspoon site in Gorleston.
Picture: Anthony Car

Preparatory work has been carried out on the JD Wetherspoon site in Gorleston. Picture: Anthony Carroll - Credit: Archant

Work is due to re-start on building a JD Wetherspoon pub in Gorleston tomorrow after construction was halted when workmen discovered a crypt on the site.

Contractors are due to start using lighter machinery under the supervision of archaeologists at the site off the High Street that will become The William Adams pub.

When clearing the site earlier this month the crypt, which contains at least two bodies, was found.

It is believed to be connected to a former Methodist chapel on the site, which had last been home to GT Motors.

Tomorrow will see the start of exploratory work after today was spent preparing for the re-start.


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Paul Gillings, property development manager at JD Wetherspoon, 'We have reviewed what type of equipment we need in case more crypts are found.'

The pub is due to open in October and is named after a 19th century bathing attendant.

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