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Crossrail burial ground discovery

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

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Crossrail work leads to discovery of burial ground

The first evidence of a lost London burial ground has been uncovered by archaeologists working on the Crossrail project.

Historical records referenced a Farringdon burial ground dubbed 'no mans land' which opened during the Black Death Plague in 1348.

Despite significant development in the area the burial ground has not been located, until now.

The limited written records suggest up to 50,000 people may have been buried there in less than three years.

So far the skeletons of 13 adults have been found under Charterhouse Square in Farringdon during excavation work for the £14.8 billion project.

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