Lich Street Uncovered

  • 9th April 2015

If you’ve been past Worcester Cathedral in the last month you’ll probably have seen our archaeologists working away, uncovering the remains of the properties that once stood either side of Lich Street. This was, before the construction of College Street in the early 19th century, the main thoroughfare into the city centre from the south and east, linking Friar Street to the south end of the High Street.

Excavation in progress. Lich Street can be seen crossing the site from centre-right to bottom-left of the image

  The topsoil and rubble has now all been removed, and our staff are now carefully exposing the structures and deposits by hand.

WAAS Archaeologists at work

We’ve uncovered the remains of cellars, yards, paths, wells and a wealth of domestic debris that is helping us to piece together the story of life on the site, which has been at the heart of the settlement of Worcester for 2000 years.

 Roman (left) and medieval (right) pottery from the site

You can find regular updates about what we’ve discovered, get news of forthcoming opportunities to talk to our archaeologists and have a closer look and share your memories of the area on the project blog at You can also follow the project on Twitter at

Comments are closed.

Related news

  • 30th November 2020
Archive & HER Desk Reopening

With the announcement of Worcestershire being in Tier 2 from Wednesday 2nd December we are reopening the Historic Environment Record desk on Thursday 3rd December, and the Archive Searchroom on Tuesday 8th December. In line with government guidance, a track and trace system has been implemented. Historic Environment Record The Worcestershire Historic Environment Record (HER)...

  • 24th November 2020
Thanks to Mary our long-term volunteer

Last week we said goodbye to our long-term volunteer, Mary who has been assisting in Conservation for 8 years.  Her commitment has been most appreciated and she will be missed.  This blog is dedicated to Mary, to celebrate and recognise her hard work over the years. Rhonda (Conservator): As the sole Conservator for the Worcestershire...