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Skeleton found during excavation of Spalding grotspot





An animal skeleton has been discovered during excavations on a town grot spot.

Archaeologists have been seen digging trenches around the Bull and Monkie site in Churchgate, Spalding, in recent weeks as part of a bid to turn the demolish this derelict building and replace it with a care home.

Crispin Holdings has applied to demolish the derelict building and build an 88-bed care home in its place – but South Holland District Council has not made a decision on whether to grant planning permission.

Excavation work has been undertaken at the Bull and Monkie site in Spalding
Excavation work has been undertaken at the Bull and Monkie site in Spalding

Lincolnshire County Council had called for the site to have trial trench evaluation as it is in the heart of medieval Spalding.

A county council spokesman said: “There was a dog skeleton found in one of the trenches, probably dating to the medieval period. But these were the only remains of this nature which were uncovered on the site.”

The Bull and Monkie has become one of the town’s most prominent grotspots have standing empty for many years and blighting Churchgate.

Archaeologists have been excavating the Bull and Monkie site in Spalding
Archaeologists have been excavating the Bull and Monkie site in Spalding

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