July programme

Next week (3/7/18) there will be nothing and then on Tues 10 July we are going up to record some more barns in Nidderdale. If you would like to join us then please contact me via the contact form.


Next few weeks programme

We will be completing a farm survey and undertaking some barn recording. Use the contact form if you would like to be involved.

Tues 22/5 continue to field survey a farm in Summerbridge

29/5 nothing

5/6 barn recording at the Summerbridge farm

12/6 and 19/6 barn recording some barns in Upper Nidderdale we found as art of our survey work for the Upper Nidderdale LPS our farm heritage project-

26/6 going on a tour of the key features  found in the Ripley area by the local group.

What we are doing in April

Don’t forget the exciting dig of Studfold Romano British settlement start on Easter Monday for 10 days. This is a follow up to the dig last year to hopefully answer most of the questions we raised then. Experience not necessary. If you would like to join in the excavation please fill in the contact form. Studfold is near Lofthouse.

Prehistoric Nidderdale Project

We have successfully completed our Heritage Lottery funded Prehistoric Nidderdale Project and its been signed off  by the HLF. We couldn’t have done it with HLF money so we are very grateful to them for supporting us. See other parts of this website for what we found.

Our next event



We will be going back to the  probable Romano-British settlement at Studfold next Easter as part of the Our Farm Heritage Project

This is where we found the hearth (expect to have the dating results back around Christmas time), some Burnish ware ( http://potsherd.net/atlas/Ware/BB1.html) and a lovely pavement.

 Dates of the dig are 2nd April( Easter Monday) to 10th April inclusive.

 After the last dig we felt further investigation would be good to

–  find out  where the pavement leads to and its extent?

– what the main round house is like and its relationship to the  stone pile?

– find out more about the entrance to the site

-find out more about the smaller round house and its relationship to the back bank.

 We will need to plan how much we can do in the time.

If you want to  stay there then don’t forget there is camping and more- see http://www.studfold.com/

 If you are interested in joining us on any or all  of the days during this week, please contact me on morrisbob ‘at’ hotmail.co.uk for further details.

 Bob Barker