Unearthing the Lost Village of Jackfield Buried by a Landslide in 1952

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In 1952, a terrible landslide buried the small village of Jackfield in Shropshire.

The remains of eight houses of the lost village of Jackfield have been unearthed during construction works to stabilize the banks of the River Severn.

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Engineers working to stabilise a dangerous riverbank were shocked when they uncovered the preserved remains of a village lost for 62-years after a landslide disaster.

A deadly mud slide buried twenty seven houses in Jackfield, Shropshire, back in 1952 and now, over 60 years later, engineers have uncovered remains of the buildings as if they had been frozen in time!

A checkerboard floor, an ornate Roman-style mosaic floor, pretty Victorian Art Nouveau tiles, an intact bread oven and an old kettle are among the artefacts discovered in Jackfield, Shropshire, where 27 houses were buried beneath tonnes of mud, after a devastating landslide in 1952.

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Eight houses were rediscovered during the excavation of the banks of the River Severn as part of a million-pound scheme to stabilise the area.

Workers at the site were amazed when they uncovered these amazingly well-preserved artefacts.

The deadly collapse wreaked havoc in the close-knit community, which was dominated by its famous tile works.

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