Hidden tomb discovered under church

An amateur actress uncovered the entrance to a 500-year-old secret chamber, which had been hidden for centuries, when she accidentally stamped her shoe through one of the floor tiles at St. Mary’s Church, in Redgrave, Suffolk. Just weeks before, a geophysicist had used state-of-the-art ground scan detectors (eXp 4000, Rover C II) to locate the long-forgotten vault. There was just one last thing to do … finding the entrance.

geofizz-using-rover-c-2-w0-i384: Geofísico Malcolm Weale por la empresa Geofizz Ltd. examina el suelo de la iglesia con Rover C II para determinar la existencia de una cámara oculta.
tunnel-to-tomb-w0-i387: Der geheime Eingang in die unterirdische Grabkammer unter der St. Mary's Church in Redgrave, Suffolk.

Using ground penetrating instruments, Mr. Weale from Geofizz Ltd. identified a large space, about 6ft deep, extending under the altar and into the adjacent vestry. Before the geophysical surveys could be finished, the actress Kathy Mills stepped into the entrance of the vault. The tunnel was discovered with a set of steps descending into the ground visible in one direction and a cluster of about six coffins tucked inside a dark chamber in the other. The tunnel shows evidence of having been renovated sometime in the last century with more modern red brick walls visible, but the vault itself is thought to be 500 years old. It appears the vault revealed itself because timbers holding up the floor tiles in the church had rotted with age.

Malcolm Weale, founder of Geofizz Ltd., is using the OKM equipment for many years for professional and archaeological applications world-wide. Over the past years Geofizz have been working on various projects including the search for WW2 Fighter Planes, the Vampire Dugout and a lot of other surveying projects.

Visualizer 3d Redgrave Pews W0 I388: Representación gráfica en 3D de una medición geofísica con Rover C II, donde se representa la cámara de la tumba en el fondo.
Visualizer 3d Vestry W0 I389: El color azul en el software Visualizer 3D señala el espacio subterráneo debajo del piso de la iglesia.