Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry


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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The pictures are taken from the north bank which during the retreat was occupied by the Norse army.


The gap in what we know is an ancient hedge, marks the route of a channel that has been filled.

It was beside this channel that two of the metal-recyling areas were identified.

These images show the low ground along the field over which the English retreated.

The level allows one to get an idea of the terrain on  the day of the battle when a peak tide would have flooded the area.

This view across the retreat field shows the low ground. One can conjecture that this terrain made it hard for the pursuing Norse troops since there would have been a number of 'islands' between which an organised army, and their leader Earl Morcar was still alive, could withdraw.


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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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