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