Kent

Medieval jail and dungeon discovered in Kent town

Medieval jail and dungeon wall
Image caption The thick curved wall was noticed by workers during the installation of the water main

A medieval jail and dungeon has been unearthed by workers installing a new water main in a market town in Kent.

The discovery in Middle Row, Faversham, by South East Water workers was confirmed by archaeologists.

A thick curved wall dates back to the 14th Century and the site's use as a jail has been backed up by historical records and old maps.

Archaeologist Tim Allen, from Kent Archaeological Projects, said the "rare discovery" would be documented.

It will then be filled back in as work continues.

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