FINDINGS from the biggest archaeological dig in Oxford are set to go on display this month.

More than 60 archaeologists worked at the site of the Westgate Shopping Centre redevelopment, where they found the remains of 19th century housing and a medieval friary.

It was part of the excavation process before the £440m redevelopment of the complex.

Builders have now moved to the construction phase of the scheme, which will see two major new sections of the shopping centre built by autumn 2017.

Oxford Archaeology said many of the remains were hidden underneath the now-bulldozed car park.

The excavations at the former sites of New Street and Friar Street were thought to be the first in the city to target 19th-century working class housing at St Ebbe’s.

Archaeologists said the findings could add to the national understanding of the effects of industrialisation.

Also excavated were remains of the Franciscan friary formerly occupied by the Greyfriars.

Today a pop-up exhibition inside the shopping mall has opened, showing previously unseen findings from its construction in the 1960s and 1970s.

And a free open day at the most recent dig site will be held on July 18, from 10am to 3.30pm. Last entry is at 3.15pm.

UPDATE: This article was corrected earlier today. It originally said the open day was due to take place today, when it fact it takes place on July 18.