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2016-June-12 Field Trip Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle

posted 7 Feb 2016, 07:52 by CBA Yorkshire   [ updated 14 Feb 2016, 13:43 ]

Our next field trip is on Sunday 12 June and includes two outstanding mediaeval sites- Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle in the North Riding.

In the morning, we shall assemble at the Byland Inn opposite Byland Abbey for registration and tea/coffee followed by a talk on the site and a guided tour.

In the afternoon, we visit Helmsley Castle again with an introductory talk and guided tour.

The cost of the day is £25 which includes refreshments, lunch, entry to the two sites and contribution towards costs of guides.

All transport is self-organised.

Please complete and return the attached form with your payment.

Please email for further information


posted 12 Jan 2016, 09:13 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 4 Feb 2016, 12:50 by CBA Yorkshire ]

Saturday 6 February 2016
Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University, Clarence Street, York

CBA Yorkshire is grateful to the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society (YAYAS) for support with the 2016 Symposium.

10.00 -11.00am Annual General Meeting

11.00-11.20 Tea and coffee

11.20 -17.00 Symposium (Lunch 13.00 – 14.00)

Speakers include

Steve Sherlock The Archaeology of the A1 between Catterick and Scotch Corner

John Buglass Historic Graffiti on the tower of St Oswald’s Church, Filey

Tim Evans Patterns of archaeological investigation (and publication) in England - North 

Keith Boughey Life and Death in Prehistoric Craven: The excavation of the Hare Hill Ring Cairn

Simon Tomson and Ray Newton Finding Fryston, community archaeology at work

Eric Houlder Fifty years work on Yorkshire Roman Roads, particularly M28b

Peter Addyman The York Volume of the British Historic Towns Atlas Yorkshire


The cost of the day is £10 (Members of CBA Yorkshire & YAYAS) or £14 (non-members)

Please return the reply slip in the attached to: - Trevor Pearson, CBA Yorkshire, 37 Tanner Row, York YO1 6WP

NB. Confirmation of booking will be sent via e-mail or please include a S.A.E with the booking slip

Morning tea/coffee is inclusive. Lunch is not provided.


posted 28 Dec 2014, 14:10 by Paul Brayford

We are pleased to announce that the CBA YORKSHIRE 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and SYMPOSIUM will be held on Saturday 7 February 2015 at the Stoddart Lecture Theatre, Stoddart Building, Sheffield Business School, Arundel Gate, Sheffield (on the Sheffield Hallam University City Campus)

Full details including a booking form are attached but the day will include talks on a variety of archaeological topics from across Yorkshire including:
  • Recent Work of West Yorkshire Archaeological Services
  • ‘Unlocking Swinton's Roman Past’ and the use of Internet crowdfunding 
  • Recent excavations at York Guildhall 
  • Paleopathology in Yorkshire 
  • A summary of new research on the Whitby Abbey Headland, 1993-2014 
  • The Sheffield Pals training camp at Redmires 
  • New Research at Beauchief Abbey, Sheffield 
  • Trading Histories and Imaginary Castles: two community projects in the heart of Sheffield 
The cost of the day is £10 (per member) or £14 (per non-member) morning tea/coffee is inclusive. Lunch is not provided but there are a range of pubs and cafes nearby or you can bring a packed lunch.

The day starts at 10:00 am with our AGM, followed by the Symposium at 11:20

Directions to the venue can be found at

The Stoddart Building at Sheffield Hallam University is a short walk from the main Sheffield (Midland) railway station which also has a tram stop serving the Park and Ride services (see

It is also a short walk from the Sheffield Interchange bus station.

For those of you that wish to drive in to central Sheffield (not advised) there is a NCP multi-storey car park at Arundel Gate ( and an APCOA car park at Eyre Street (

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