Fulford Battlefield Research Website


 Recording the events of September 1066
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yorks releif map

The Fulford Tapestry Website

York map
Fulford map
York in 1066
Norse arrive 1066
Norse march to Fulford
Post-conquest Fulford
3D view of battle
LIDAR image
Geological evidence
1851 map of Fulford
John Speed map
Locating site
Proposed road
Riccall Rampage

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Map York



The geological heritage is the reason that the battle was fought at the muddy ford. The only breach in the impermeable moraine material was at Fulford where the wet land trapped between the York and Escrick moraines could drain into the river Ouse.

The moraine is the hard material created by glacial action. It is often associated with the melting of a glacier and this is known as a terminal moraine.

The map is based on BGS maps and our surface surveys.



The complex pattern of moraines south of York, determine the terrain.  This is a sample of the moraine exposed during the investigation by the developer's archeologists. It is formed of material carried and then compressed by the ice-sheet as it paused during its retreat through the area nearly 15,000 years ago. Subsequently a channel was carved when trapped meltwater escaped towards the river Ouse. Note how near to the surface it lies.


Surface geology map

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The author of the content is Charles Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com   Last updated April 2015

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