Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

Articles and extracts

Summary of published report

Visiting the site

July Fulford Dig
Designation evidence
Planners ignore evidence
Sunrise 20 Sept 1066
The Report on the work at Fulford
The finds
Locating the battle
Maps of battle of Fulford 1066
Tapestry Project
Charcoal making
Walking to Waltham Abbey
Books about Fulford
The evidence
Articles and extracts
Water vole destruction


Images of flood on the day of the battle

12 panoramas of the battle site

YouTube videos

The Fulford Tapestry

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  • Royal Armouries article May 2012

    • The story of how the collections in many museums allowed the fragments from the site to be identified.

  • Medieval Warfare Autumn 2011

    •  popular telling of the Fulford story with some excellent maps and graphics.

  • Medieval History Magazine Dec 2004

    • The story of the battle and how we were seeking to identify it.

  • Estimating sizes by Dave Cooke

  • The Third Battle of 1066 By Guy Schofield

    • The first academic article I have traced about the battle of Fulford.

Richard Holmes

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Professor Richard Holmes



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I was extremely fortunate in having the advice and support of Richard Holmes from the very start of the project. His sudden loss in 2011 was a tragedy. My small consolation was that I had given him a copy of the final report and had a good talk with him less than a month before he died. He was an inspirational and generous person - a truly great person.

Chas Jones

"I am very interested indeed in the work that has been carried out on the possible site of the battle of Fulford: I must  say that I find the arguments in its favour very persuasive. I applaud the excellent work done by the Battlefields Trust, but we in Britain are still not as good as we ought to be at preserving historic battlefields, and I really do hope that this potentially important site will not be lost for ever."

March 2003

Dr Richard Hall

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Dr Richard Hall was the first archaeologist to walk with me around the area of Fulford. Subsequently he offered the full support of York Archaeological Trust (YAT). His death in September 2011 robbed me and the project a great friend.

Without his practical help the project would not have happened. He gave generously of his time and his team helped us to navigate the grants system so that we could get some funding for the work we needed.

I had a meeting with Richard at least once a year to discuss progress and was also very fortunate in being able to go through my report. It was typical of the man that he shrugged of my inquiry about his health as he had missed a planned walk a few days before.

His wisdom, focus and humour are sorely missed.

For the planning inquiry it was possible to get letters of support from all the leading battlefield archaeologists and media historians.
  • Prof Richard Holmes – Writer and presenter of the ‘Battlefield Walks’ series.
  • Dr Tony Pollard – One of the ‘Two Men in the Trench’ who has just established the UK’s first undergraduate course for battlefield archaeology.
  • Peter and Dan Snow – Whose ‘Battlefield Britain’ series demonstrate the popular appetite to understand our battlefield heritage.
  • Dr Tim Sutherland – Archaeological advisor on ‘Battlefield Detective’ and the lead investigator at Towton.


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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated June 2015

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