Surrey

Godalming homes delayed after 85 human skeletons found

Building work has been delayed on the site of 14 new homes in Surrey after excavations uncovered 85 human skeletons.

Archaeologists believe the bones found in Station Road, Godalming are from a Christian burial ground used between the 9th and 13th centuries.

They will be removed and reinterred at a nearby church.

More excavations are now to take place on land which will eventually become gardens and a car park.

It was originally believed 50-60 skeletons would be discovered on the site, which was part of a burial ground for the Church of St Peter and St Paul.

Building work had been expected to start last year.

The Ministry of Justice has granted a licence for the additional excavations, with Waverley Borough Council agreeing to spend £227,000 on the work.

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