York in 1066
Norse arrive 1066
Norse march to Fulford
3D view of battle
1851 map of Fulford
John Speed map
York City Planning documents online
The Final Report
Kindle edition of Finding Fulford is now available
The Fulford Tapestry
This image reveals the micro-contours around Fulford produced using LIDAR technology:
- This mapping allows very fine contour visualisation ( green low, through
yellow to brown for higher land)
- The microwaves are not reflected by water so the river and the damp areas
of the Ings are white
This laser-topographical map shows the break in the glacial moraine through
which Germany Beck flows, draining the extensive hinterland.
- A network of rivulets and drains allow the land on which the University of
York and the extensive fen land known as Heslington Common drains this land
to the river Ouse.
- Germany Beck is therefore a vital drain for this hinterland and also
provides a flood plain for the river Ouse, and this role can be traced in
the sediment. The development plans to dam the beck to isolate it from the
river and build some ponds to hold peak water from this catchment and then
pump it up into the river.
- The beck also provides a wildlife corridor for this extensive hinterland
which will be isolated if the flood-alleviation work is put in place.
The paleo channels
can also be identified.
- These channels have now been filled by nature and man, but they used to drain the
wet land on the bottom right area of the image which used to be much wetter.
- The after investigating this area it fitted the description in the
literature of an extensive marshy area.
- These paleo channels also provide the focus for many of the metal-reprocessing