'Black Death' skeletons found in Farringdon

'Black Death' burial ground
More than a dozen skeletons thought to be victims of The Black Death have been unearthed in the City of London. Credit: Crossrail
'Black Death' burial ground
So far the skeletons of 13 adults have been found under Charterhouse Square in Farringdon during excavation work for the Crossrail project. Credit: Crossrail
'Black Death' burial ground
Archaeologists made the discovery 8ft below the road that surrounds the gardens in the centre of the square. Credit: Crossrail


Crossrail burial ground discovery

Work on Crossrail has exposed a burial ground opened in Farringdon at the time of the Black Death.