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Old School built 1872

Aerial view 1960's

Aerial view 1970's

Blacksmiths shop

Chapel schoolroom

NORTH DUFFIELD CONSERVATION AND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY was formed in the early 1980's by a group of local residents who wished to research the history of the village and to conserve the rural way of life. The society has existed through local self funding, however recently the National Lottery has awarded a grant for certain very specific and exciting projects.

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Festival of British Archaeology event in North Duffield


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On this site you will find:

An archive of photographs both old and more recent (copies can be supplied at a small charge);

Details of the activities of the Society;

Minutes of its meetings;

Access to guidance and resources of interest to other community based history and archaeology groups such as test pit surveys, digitising of drawings for archaeological reports etc;

Events and Projects.

Dr Melanie Giles(3rdL) visits the dig in 2014 and helps with interpretation of the features.

Dr Giles is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Manchester University, author, TV personality and acknowledged expert on the Iron Age in East Yorkshire.

“NDCHS, the Society has been awarded a grant from the Council for British Archaeology- Mick Aston Archaeology Fund. The grant will allow post-excavation evaluation of charcoal and iron slag recovered during three years of excavation of a monumental ring-ditch roundhouse"  May 2015

NDCHS news  "the Society has been awarded a grant from the Council for British Archaeology- Mick Aston Archaeology Fund. The grant will allow post-excavation evaluation of charcoal and iron slag recovered during three years of excavation of a monumental ring-ditch roundhouse" May 2015