Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

Norse march to Fulford

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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The probable routes from Riccall are shown. 

The boats had landed around what was in effect an island joined to the land by 2 or 3 causeways. 

This was a very good place to defend from land attack. But did earl Edwin's fleet, moored in the Wharfe, attack the fleet at Riccall on the same day that King Harold was surrounding King Harald of Norway near Stamford Bridge?

It would take about two hours to march to Fulford about 13 km away.

The yellow indicated floodplain.

There is a third route to the ford at Fulford. This could not have carried as many troops as it passed through a marshy area which many feet would have made impassable. It was the route chosen for the railway and in now a public cycle and footpath.

The Riccall Rampage - we test the route and how long it takes


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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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