Reconstructing Grey Friars

Based on the archaeology uncovered during the Greyfriars dig, the University commissioned artist Jill Atherton to create these impressions of the church as it was in the late 15th century.

De Montfort University's acclaimed Digital Building Heritage Group has created this incredible digital reconstruction of what Grey Friars Priory, where Richard III was first buried, would have looked like. Working closely with archaeologists from University of Leicester, who discovered the monarch's remains, they have been able to take visitors on a virtual tour of this lost landmark. The full video can be seen at the Richard III Visitor Centre in Peacock Lane, Leicester.
Illustration of Greyfriars by Jill Atherton
Artist’s reconstruction of the choir of the grey friars church looking west showing the alabaster slab laid over the burial place of Richard III. Credit: Jill Atherton
Illustration of Greyfriars by Jill Atherton
Artist’s reconstruction of the choir of the grey friars church looking east showing the alabaster slab laid over the burial place of Richard III. Credit: Jill Atherton

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