Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

The Fulford Tapestry


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 proposed access road, if it is built, will be adjacent to the Fulford SSSI.

This is an area where water birds, water meadow flora and protected mammals such as water voles, are protected. 

It is unrealistic to ignore the impact that the construction of a new junction with a significant new road will have on this protected zone. 

In particular, there is so much evidence that the Beck is a major conduit for mammalian wildlife (including bats), so the planned pumping station which is designed to try and prevent the housing from being flooded, will isolate the hinterland. It is absurd and dishonest for the proposes of this scheme to ignore this impact and the effect it will have on the hinterland, such as Heslington Common, which are a part of the Germany Beck/Fulford Ings ecosystem.    

SSSI york

This was an early map I produced when the access road was published to show how it did not coincide with the places that had been investigated by the archeologists.  


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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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