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.
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
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.
Yorkshire post has written an article on our digs in Nidderdale. It can be read at
Over the next few weeks we are are surveying a farm near Summerbridge. It is owned by Make It Wild. Go to their page to find out more about them- make it wild
If you would like to join us please use the contact form.
The report by Jim Brightman on the excavations we did in upper Nidderdale as part of the Prehistoric Project and the Our Farm Heritage part of the AONB’s landscape partnership project has just been released. See our Prehistoric Project page to read it.
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.
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.
This month we expect to restarting visiting farms to see what interesting features there are and maybe record some of the old barns.
Use the contact page to tell us if you are interested.
Don’t forget in April with are excavating at Studfold – see previous blog.
This month we are mainly working hard to complete all the paperwork for the prehistoric project and therefore we are not going out much.
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.