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Hanging Grimston Summer Excavation Visit 31 July 2016

posted 11 Jun 2016, 12:29 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Jul 2016, 16:22 ]

Hanging Grimston excavations

Visit to the excavations at Hanging Grimston, near Kirby Underdale, North Yorkshire Sunday 31 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 last year 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 RomanoBritish field system. 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. Members interested in attending are asked to register with the secretary via email at the address below. The visit is limited to 30 people. There is ample free car parking on site and further details including a location map will be sent on registration. The cost of the tour is £5 payable on the day. Please register by contacting Trevor Pearson, Secretary, CBA Yorkshire at 

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