Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | December 9, 2011

‘Witch’s cottage’ unearthed near Pendle Hill, Lancashire

From the BBC website:

Nick Ravenscroft visited the derelict house near the mysterious Pendle Hill

Engineers have said they were “stunned” to unearth a 17th Century cottage, complete with a cat skeleton, during a construction project in Lancashire.

The cottage was discovered near Lower Black Moss reservoir in the village of Barley, in the shadow of Pendle Hill.

Archaeologists brought in by United Utilities to survey the area found the building under a grass mound.

Historians are now speculating that the well-preserved cottage could have belonged to one of the Pendle witches.

The building contained a sealed room, with the bones of a cat bricked into the wall.

Read more on the BBC site here.


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