Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

Flood land

Summary of published report

Visiting the site

Flood land
Retreat field
Centre flood
Flooded flanks


Images of flood on the day of the battle

12 panoramas of the battle site

YouTube videos

The Fulford Tapestry

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In the autumn of 2012 there were a number of flood events along Germany Beck. These pictures were taken a few days after the peak level.

Some of the images allow us to make a realistic assessment of the way the peak time might have appeared on the day of the battle.

This is the view that the defenders would have had over the waterlogged ings.

It would have seemed a very secure right flank with the water stretching down to the river.

But when the tide ebbed the river bank would be exposed before the ings, allowing King Harald to cross



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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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