ARCHAEOLOGISTS will resurvey a Clitheroe churchyard to find out how many bodies are buried at the site.

The work, which was partially done last year, is part of plans to extend St Mary Magdalene’s Church to form a community space following the sale of the St Mary’s Centre to the Lancashire Foundation.

The project may have to be put on hold however as the sale of the existing community centre has yet to go through after months of negotiating.

The archaeologists are hoping to discover how many bodies are buried at the site, which has had a church on it for 1,000 years, so the church can draw up plans for the extension without disturbing too many bodies.