EYO5025 - Germany Beck Walmgate Stray

Type

Event - Intervention

Location

Location East boundary of Walmgate Stray
Grid reference Centred SE 6181 5006 (287m by 324m)
Map sheet SE65SW
Civil Parish Fulford, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

Technique(s)

Organisation

Fulford Battlefield Society

Date

Not recorded.

Map

Description

Survey found that Walmgate Stray is firm land and that there were no 'hidden ditches'. Metal detecting survey produced modern military debris and an assortment of old drink cans. Area was originally believed to have been wetter, but there is little evidence to support this theor, as Jones and co. Found there was no consistent layer of alluvial material or peat in the top metre on top of the hard moraine material. The area might have acted as a potential escape route for defeated survivors from the Battle of Fulford, or possibly served as the location of the battle itself. Stray was used as a training area for the army prior to WWI. Aerial photography suggest that it could have also been reused as an assault course during WWII. 1: Easting and Northing (461959, 449959) Moraine depth (67cm) 2: (461943, 449979), (25) 3: (461911, 450016), (84) 4: (461835, 450110), (40) 5: (461815, 450138), (52) 6: (461940, 449965), (38) 7: (461923, 449990), (10) 8: (461908, 450009), (12) 9: (461872, 450055), (55) 11: (461819, 450112), (58) 12: (461816, 450159), (45) 13: (461812, 450218), (15) 14: (461798, 450224), (40) 15: (461768, 450215), (15) 16: (461752, 450201), (12) 17: (461899, 449940), (43) 18: (461842, 449922), (20) 19: (461801, 449983), (5) 20: (461762, 450034), (20) 21: (461734, 450052), (25) 22: (461682, 450144), (10) 24: (461665, 450186), (54) 25: (461734, 450223), (5)

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 (1)

  • Germany Beck Transect Across Fulford Ings

Child/subsequent Site Events/Activities (6)

  • 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
  • Germany Beck Old Ford Area

Record last edited

Jan 20 2014 2:05PM

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