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Lost medieval sacristy at Westminster Abbey to open to the public

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A lost medieval sacristy at Westminster Abbey will open to the public for the first time this week as part of a new tour of locations not usually accessible to tourists. The 13th-century room was used by monks to prepare for church services and housed clothes and sacred items for Catholic Mass. The sacristy was discovered as part of an archaeological dig in September 2020 alongside one well-preserved skeleton of what is believed to be a 12th-century monk. Before the sacristy was constructed in the 1250s by Henry III, the area had been used for the burial of monks. The chamber was demolished in…

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