Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2014 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

Research Links


Summary of published report

Visiting the site

Ceramic collection
Soil survey
Landscape investigated
Size of the armies
No bodies!
No weapons!
Weather and light on the day of the battle
Adjusting dates
1066 Timetable
Tide predictions
Tidal River Ouse
York a tidal port
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Images of flood on the day of the battle

12 panoramas of the battle site

YouTube videos

The Fulford Tapestry

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Finding Fulford cover

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A great source of old maps

  • You can find and print old maps
  • They also have a good selection of maps for sale

English Heritage have a dynamic site. Rather than giving separate links, start from the home page to find

  •  Aerial photography research
  •  Scientific techniques such as soil survey and geophysics
  •  Finds and their identification

Knowing which archive to visit is a big issue especially for amateurs. This new site called access to archives could be the answer to your prayers.

The Public Records Office is a 'must visit' location for every researcher. They are both welcoming and helpful for all researchers. You can check out their catalogues including PROCAT where you can see what documents are available.

North Yorkshire has an excellent on-line archive search. Another excellent, local resource is the Borthwick Institute.

Genealogy support some excellent resources such as a collection of maps.


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 Field, flood-plane housing estate. Visiting Fulford        Map York

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

There is a blog covering these sites where you can leave questions and make comments.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com

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