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Summer Field Trip - 30 July

posted 27 Mar 2017, 15:26 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 7 Sep 2017, 15:27 ]
As part of the Festival of Archaeology 2017 we are visiting the excavations at Hanging Grimston, near Kirby Underdale, North Yorkshire Sunday 30 July 2016 

The Hanging Grimston Community Archaeology Project is a joint venture of the High Wolds Heritage Group and Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society. Its principal aim is to test, mainly through excavation, ideas derived from recent earthwork and geophysical surveys about the phasing and history of medieval and earlier settlement remains at Hanging Grimston - a deserted village on the western scarp edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, just north of Garrowby Hill (OS grid ref SE 79903 59971). 

Excavations at the site began in 2015 with the investigation of a probable manorial enclosure and included the discovery of the site of a medieval dovecote. Trenches elsewhere revealed the foundations of part of a later, possibly 16th or 17th century house and a much earlier Iron Age or Romano British field system. 

An interim report on the 2016 season is available at 

The visit to the excavations will start at 10.30 and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. It will include a tour of the village earthworks and a chance to look at some of the finds unearthed in the current excavations which begin again in July. 

There is ample free car parking on site and further details including a location map will be sent on registration. Please register by contacting Trevor Pearson, Secretary, CBA Yorkshire at