Could diggers have unearthed Liverpool Castle remains?

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Roadworks have stirred interest among office workers and amateur archaeologists after examples of hewn stone were found in the area where Liverpool Castle once stood.

The sandstone slabs - which appear to have visible chisel marks - were unearthed by contractors laying cables on James Street opposite the Victoria Monument.

Liverpool Castle was demolished in the early 18th Century and its site was last subjected to major historical excavation in the 1920s.

Now sandstone slabs have been unearthed at the side of a four-foot deep trench and some by-standers have suggested they could be part of the foundations of the castle.

Liverpool Museum's Field Archeology Section said the 1920s excavation of the area had shown there was no danger of damaging any valuable artefacts.

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