Samuel Taylor Coleridge's remains have been found... in a wine cellar
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s remains had been forgotten about until the excavation. Until now, the memorial nave in St. Michael's church in North London had been the sight for many of his admirers to pay their respects, unconscious that his coffin lay beneath in the wine cellar. Coleridge’s great-great-great-grandson, Richard Coleridge, a Newham police officer said: “you could see it as appropriate, but it is not in a very fitting state for him, and the family would support the plans to improve it.” His lead coffin is visible though a ventilation brick in the cellar wall, where he lies with his wife Sara, his daughter, also called Sara, his son-in-law, and his grandson. The only way of seeing his coffin is by going down into the cellar and climbing over debris and rubble.
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