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Dig on tidal island near Perelle unearths ancient religious retreat

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PREHISTORIC flint and medieval pottery, as well as a religious retreat, have been uncovered on a west coast islet.

States archaeologist Phil de Jersey on Chapelle dom Hue, a tidal island off Perelle where the team digging there have uncovered the remains of a religious building. (Picture by Juliet Pouteaux, 19291106)

The archaeological dig on the tidal island of Chapelle dom Hue, to the north-west of the Catioroc, near Perelle, is almost finished after three weeks of work.

The team have uncovered a substantial one-room building, which stands on an east-west axis.

States archaeologist Phil de Jersey said he was really pleased with how it had gone.

‘It is much bigger than we expected and that is part of why the work has taken longer than we planned,’ he said.

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