Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

Fulford map

Summary of published report

Visiting the site

Fulford map
Getting there
York map
York in 1066
LIDAR image
3D view of battle
1851 map Fulford
Analysis of map evidence
Geological evidence
Post-conquest Fulford
Riccall Rampage
Norse arrive 1066
Norse march to Fulford


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

Kindle version

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Walking round the battlesite

There is a substantial network of public paths to allow you for fully explore the battlesite.

The walks round the battlesite leave from the playing filed opposite the cemetery - which is in the centre of the map.


  • There is plenty of parking and good access for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
  • There are bus stops on the main A19 . 
  • But it is only 15 minutes walk from the Park & Ride at the Designer Centre.
  • The postcode for Fulford Cemetery is YO19 4QG and this is opposite the playing field where walks assemble.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the playing fields and we sometimes encounter sheep on the walk so bringing dogs on the walk is discouraged. 
  • Please stick to the footpaths - these are well marked.

The site is well served with public footpaths (below)

And there is an excellent map from Riccall to the battle at Fulford

Map of fulford area


Map of York

In August 2010, road signs have been erected to tell people that they are crossing the Fulford battlefield. The signs are on the A19 and are placed just to the north (the English side) and the south (the Norse side).


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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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