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Eastgate Roman Tower renovation in Lincoln
The site of the Eastgate Roman Tower
The monument was one of the main Roman gates in the uphill part of Lincoln

A Lincolnshire hotel is working with English Heritage to restore one of the county's most important Roman sites.

The North Tower of the East Gate in Lincoln is one of only a few surviving Roman gates in Britain.

It was first excavated in the 1960s, but now requires major restoration work to be carried out.

The restoration project will be funded by a grant of £53,000 from English Heritage, with a further £20,000 of funding from the Lincoln Hotel.

The monument, in the grounds of the hotel, was one of the main Roman gates in the uphill part of Lincoln and features in Lincoln's heritage trail.

City of Lincoln Archaeologist Mick Jones explained: "It is important that the Roman East Gate is restored because it is a high-profile, prominent monument, it is one of the first things visitors see."

Christopher Nevile, owner of the Lincoln Hotel, agreed: "Lincoln is such an important historical city and we attract so many tourists who are interested in discovering more about our heritage and culture. We want to do our bit to preserve this piece of history on our doorstep."




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