05:17PM, Tuesday 27 October 2015
Refurbishment of a Windsor pub was halted after human remains were found under the building.
The former Blarney Stone pub in Church Lane is undergoing a £500,000 refurbishment to become the Queen Charlotte.
While digging foundations for a new conservatory at the back of the building, human bones were discovered by developers.
Thames Valley Archaeological Services were notified as well as the Windsor Parish Church, which the rear of the land backs onto.
Simon Collinson, director of Oak Taverns, the company behind the new project, said: “The developers immediately made the church and local archaeologists aware to ensure the bones, which are believed to date back to the 1300s, were recovered sensitively.
“Our priority has been to ensure the bones were exhumed sensitively.”
The pub was originally planned to open at the start of October but is now set to open at the end of November - although an official date is yet to be confirmed.
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