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Grassington’s Ancient Fields
Phase 1 - High Close
Festival of British Archaeology 2010

This was a display consisting of 16 panels and was produced by the UWHG for the Festival of British Archaeology in 2010. It was displayed it at Church House, Grassington and at Long Ashes Leisure Park for the Festival.
Further information about the project can be viewed on the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust’s website here

To access the panels of the displays please use the menu below

Panels 1 - 8


Panel 1: Project Introduction

Panel 2: A Landscape Over Time

Panel 3: Local Field Systems

Panel 4: The Survey Plans

Panel 5: Bronze Age Cairn

Panel 6: Early Investigations

Panel 7: Previous Examinations

Panel 8: Historic Environment

Panels 9 - 16


Panel 9:   Farming The Enclosure

Panel 10: Project Methodology

Panel 11: Landscape Surveying

Panel 12: The Wall - Introduction

Panel 13: Parliamentary Walls

Panel 14: The Wall - Profile

Panel 15: The Wall - Features

Panel 16: Keeping The Records

The thanks of the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group are given to the following local people for their supportive participation and valuable contributions towards the oral history section of the project.

For sharing their memories of farming in the dale:
Mary Maxfield (nee Harrison), Michael Harrison and Bryan Metcalfe.
For the donation of supporting local photographs:
Rita Maxfield for Grassington Haymaking, Rita Berry for Town Head
Bullock Cart and Mary Maxfield for the other farming photographs


Long Ashes Park
Each year since 2006, the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group have been fortunate in having the support of the Long Ashes Management and Staff. Without their open and generous hospitality, the group would not be able to mount such long-standing Festival of British Archaeology displays, and for this kind help we are most grateful.

Once again the UWHG committee would like to express their thanks to Pat & Phil Carroll for their time and hard work in producing this display