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Crossrail chronicles Bedlam burials

A Crossrail research project has revealed the names and backgrounds of more than 5,000 Londoners buried in Bedlam burial ground at Liverpool Street.

In June 2014, Crossrail invited 16 volunteers to scour parish records to create the first list of people buried at Bedlam in the 16th and 17th centuries. The resulting database will inform excavation of the eastern entrance of Liverpool Street Crossrail station. Around 3,000 skeletons will be excavated.

The archaeological excavations at Liverpool Street will be carried out by Museum of London Archaeology. After excavation the skeletons will be reburied on consecrated ground.

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