Construction workers uncovered a long-lost family burial vault as they built a supermarket.

Work came to a halt after the team found four coffins dating from around 1850 at the Tesco site in Linwood, Renfrewshire.

The vault was found buried under layers of concrete.

Tesco chiefs then hired a genealogist to trace the family's descendants. The stunned family, who left Linwood generations ago, will now decide upon a new burial site for their relatives.

It is understood the coffins were found on the site of a former church which was demolished and built over sometime in the 1970s.

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