EYO5024 - Germany Beck Old Ford Area

Type

EVALUATION

Location

Location Fulford playing field near the Stone Bridge. One separate bore near Fordlands Road.
Grid reference Centred SE 6125 4875 (319m by 181m)
Map sheet SE64NW
Civil Parish Fulford, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

Fulford Battlefield Society

Date

2005

Map

Description

Cores taken from old ford area, which is now a modern playing field. Chas Jones believes there were originally three streams that joined the beck in this area, and that the mixed building debris was dumped to create a level surface causing the old streams to now run in culverts. The aim of his study was to find the shape of the ford and locate the rivers and streams that met at this location. The underlying shape of this fording area seems to contain dense clay at its base and some traces of alluvial material. Samples taken could suggest that there were flat stones above the base. B49 by beck: (461142, 448739), Depth (20.1) B50 on flat: (461157, 448725), (21.1) B51 near A19: (461100, 48666), (22.1, 40) B52 near A19: (461103, 448688), (23.1, 100) B53 cemetery edge: (461416, 448847), (24.1, 28)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: 2011. Finding Fulford - The Search for the First Battle of 1066.

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Parent/preceding Site Events/Activities (2)

  • Germany Beck Walmgate Stray
  • Germany Beck Transect Across Fulford Ings

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (5)

  • Germany Beck Ditches and Dike Soil Samples
  • Germany Beck Moraine 01/02/2005
  • Germany Beck Moraine 27/02/2005
  • Germany Beck Village Green B
  • Germany Beck Village Green 31/03/2004

Record last edited

Jun 14 2021 11:46AM

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