Excavation unearths site’s hidden history


Archaeologists probing land in Burgh-le-Marsh have unearthed evidence of activity in a bygone age.

According to a survey of the site off Pinfold Lane, excavation of three trial trenches came up with ‘intensive archaeology dating to both the Roman and Medieval periods.’

The report continues: “All three trenches were densely packed and yielded evidence of extramural settlement and associated activities, including a Roman road, roadside burials and structural remains.”

These preliminary findings were presented to East Lindsey planners during their discussions on an outline proposal by the Boulton Trust to erect six dwellings on the site.

The trust’s application was on Thursday unanimously approved, but one of the conditions is that further checks should be carried out by county archaeologists before the onset of any groundworks.

There is also a stipulation that any artefacts of yesteryear must be appropriately recorded and safeguarded.

Planning committee members also unanimously gave the go-ahead to an outline scheme for five starter dwellings to be built on a triangular plot opposite Bridge Cottage on Skegness Road, Burgh.

Coun Terry Aldridge told the meeting: “It’s a piece of land that is calling out for development.”

According to applicant Mr J. Mackinder, the intention is for three open market properties and two for social housing.