Medieval skeletons discovered under Lincoln city centre road

Skeletons believed to be from the Middle Ages have been unearthed on a Lincoln city centre street.

Anglian Water made the discovery of adult and infant skeletons when they were digging a trench on Hungate to install a new water connection.

Some of the skeletons were still in stone coffins when they were found and archaeologists are currently analysing them to find out more.

The skeletons on Hungate were discovered by Anglian Water

A post on the Anglian Water Facebook page said: “Look what we found recently when we dug under a street in Lincoln to install a new water connection.

“Our engineers found several adult and infant skeletons, some in stone coffins when they dug a trench at Hungate recently.

“The skeletons are believed to be medieval and expert archaeologists are currently analysing them to find out more about them – how they lived and how they died.

“Some have been removed to allow for the work to take place and the rest have been left in situ under the ground.”

Lincoln has seen a range of skeletons and other fascinating artefacts discovered in recent years.

Finds including neolithic weapons and Bronze age tools discovered during work on the Lincoln Eastern Bypass were put on display at The Collecton museum recently.

In June 2016, Roman remains of two infants and an adult were found by archaeologists at a previously undiscovered cemetery on the site of the University of Lincoln’s new Sarah Swift building on Brayford Wharf East.

A dig at roughly the same time at Lincoln Cathedral also uncovered two medieval skeletons and rare graffiti.

One year earlier in 2015, an ancient burial ground containing 23 Roman skeletons was found on Newland in the city centre.

Lincoln Castle has also not been left out, with 10 skeletons unearthed from the grounds during the restoration project in 2013.