Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

At work

Summary of published report

Visiting the site

Beck crossing
Crossing point of 1066
Power auger at work
At work
Soil images


Images of flood on the day of the battle

12 panoramas of the battle site

YouTube videos

The Fulford Tapestry

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This sequence is designed as a tribute the to team who undertook the coring work in some terrible conditions. It was cold, dirty and uncomfortable work.

But this shows one sequence of taking the core, examining it and making notes before the core is wrapped and carried away to the store.

Thanks to ASDA who very very generous to the project in supplying not just the hundreds of metres of film to wrap the cores but many other items, including the fluorescent jackets we needed.

This was a return to the beck basin area to help refine the model for the area. One of the benefits of a project that stretches over a decade is that it is possible to go back and check ideas or investigate inconsistencies in the data.

This area revealed that some modern alluvium had penetrated this far along the beck and further investigation of flood records revealed that there had been several exceptional floods in the last century.

The initial finding had challenged the model for the way the ings and ford had developed but was resolved by this set of soil cores.

Thanks to Tony Ravenhall for the pictures


There are 60 more images spread over 5 pages which show the soil cores.









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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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