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Glass fragments may hold secret
Rare fragments of a medieval window found in Cornwall are to be inspected to see if they hold a hidden secret.

Archaeologists will analyse glass pieces discovered at Pengersick Castle, near Praa Sands.

There is a possibility the glass is from part of a complete rose window from the castle's old chapel.

If that is the case, it is thought the whole window could have been deliberately hidden to keep it secret from the Parliamentary Army 350 years ago during the English Civil War.

The glass and lead strips that held it together were found by the castle's owner when part of a wall collapsed several years ago.

But archaeologists have since argued about whether the area should be excavated, or the glass should be left buried to keep it preserved.

English Heritage and other experts will carry out the investigation.

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