There were conjectures about the coffin being buried underneath the cathedral building itself but no one knew exactly where.
As work progressed, the architects and workers came face to face with the crypt and the coffin that lay inside.“We were stunned to say the least.
Last week, when structural engineers dug a small hole into the floor of the damaged altar to assess its strength, they realised it was hollow underneath.
The 30x10 feet vault is barely four feet high and one needs to move around on one’s haunches.
The land was provided by Fort William and the cathedral was completed in 1847.
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