October 2, 2018 1.31 pm This story is over 61 months old

Fake mews: What’s happening behind giant Castle Hill mesh?

The square looks almost like a film set!

You’d be forgiven for missing it at first glance, but there’s something not quite right with this iconic Lincoln street scene.

The 18th century townhouses of 6 and 7 Castle Hill are undergoing a makeover, and developers have given the buildings a temporary cloak to keep the historic cobbled square looking as unaltered as possible.

Fake mews! How to avoid Castle Hill looking like a building site.

It’s a welcome way to avoid the historical quarter looking like a building site, with scaffolding already built on the West front of the cathedral and more across the way at the Bailgate Court build.

The Grade II listed townhouses were formerly home to antique dealers Hansord Antique and Furniture and Works of Arts.

It’s understood a planning application will soon be submitted to the City of Lincoln Council with the aim of refurbishing the buildings and turning them back into residential townhouses.