Discovering Hedgerows in Historic Landscapes: the townships of Dunnington and Grimston
A weekend conference sponsored by The Friends of Hagg Wood in association with the Medieval Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society
to be held at the Dunnington and Grimston Sports and Leisure Club, Dunnington
on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 October 2011
The weekend is dedicated to the memory of the late Ron Bielby, who played a major part in the hedgerow survey.
This weekend course will emphasise the importance of the combined work of the landscape historian and the botanist, through a study of the modern civil parish of Dunnington, which contained the medieval townships of Dunnington, Grimston and Ianulfestorpe. The lectures will highlight the importance of identifying the structure of historic landscapes from documents, maps and field/local name evidence, before any element of them can be understood. This is a necessary prelude to understanding the wealth of evidence that can be gained from a thorough, detailed and systematic botanical survey of hedgerows and trees.
The Saturday lectures will explore the approach and on Sunday examples used in the lectures will be examined in the field, with informed speculation on the whereabouts of Ianulfestorpe.
Saturday 22 October
9.30 Registration and tea/coffee
Morning session: Understanding historic landscapes
10.00 Re-creating the historic landscape Stephen Moorhouse
11.00 Break with tea/coffee
11.30 Botanical work Barry Wright
12.30 Buffet lunch
Afternoon session: Interpreting the results and future work
2.00 Landscape history Stephen Moorhouse
3.00 Break with tea/coffee
3.30 Botanical work Barry Wright
4.30 Summing up and close
Sunday 23 October
Meet at the Sports Club at 10.00am. Two field trip sessions will take place in the morning and afternoon,
one looking at the historic landscape, the other the botanical evidence. The two groups will change round at
lunchtime, allowing everybody to look at all the evidence. Lunch will be at the Sports Club. A packed picnic
is recommended, as is sturdy footwear and warm clothing for the field trips.
For further details please contact Linda Maggs on 01904 489127 for administrative queries and S. Moorhouse on 01924 475618 for queries about the programme. Cheques should be made payable to Friends of Hagg Wood and the completed form returned to Linda Maggs, Springfield, 5 Church Lane, Dunnington, York YO19 5PT by Friday 14th October 2011. The fee includes tea/coffee and a buffet lunch on Saturday.
The volume resulting from this project will be launched at the weekend
Booking Form attached below