Rochester Cathedral has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF) for its ‘Hidden Treasures, Fresh Expressions’ project.

The award of £158,000 will enable the Cathedral to progress their plans to apply for a full grant in 2012.

The complex project involves many fascinating areas of this magnificent building, and will ensure that the Crypt will be fully accessible to all for the first time in its history. Design work and site investigations are due to start soon, and Graham will be deeply involved in his capacity as Cathedral Archaeologist. One early piece of work will be a ground-probing radar survey, commissioned from Geophysical Surveys of Bradford – the Time Team’s ‘geophys’ people. Watch this space for more news as the crypt project goes forward, and follow this link for more information:


The 13th-century part of the Crypt at Rochester Cathedral