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Mr Monkey visits Bristol Cathedral, 4th June

"It's an odd thing to have under your floor, isn't it?"

Mr Monkey looking at the Saxon stone and the entrance to the Newton chapel Mr Monkey looking at one of the Newton family tombs

Mr Monkey scurried along the south aisle to the crossing. Investigating the south transept Mr Monkey found the Saxon Stone, a carving of the Harrowing of Hell, which is pre-Norman and therefore older than the cathedral. It was found under the Chapter House when rioters burned it down in 1831, but no-one knows what it was doing there. Then Mr Monkey went into the Newton Chapel to examine the tombs of several generations of the Newton family.

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