Divers off Fairlight beach on the Sussex coast of England have found Gwent Chesel le which was an old Saxon fishing port washed away in storms during 1250 1252 and 1254.
The survivors moved inland and built what is now known as Winchelsea, the smallest town in the world. Leading diver Alan Muff OBE, said they had been diving over the old town for about three weeks before it was realised they were in the streets of a port. "It's very much overgrown with seaweed and covered with deep sediment but we now believe we have located the church, the sea has kept it in surprisingly good order."
He went on to say that the depth of the sea at that particular spot was no more than twenty feet so very accessible.
It has been arranged to dismantle the church brick by brick and rebuild it in Winchelsea. The project will take an estimated five years; a lot of the work will be done by volunteers but the end result will be quite amazing, it will be the only church dating from that period in the whole of the South of England and a major tourist attraction.