North Duffield Conservation and Local History Society
Formation of Group
Following the discovery of a piece of Roman pottery in a residents garden , a request was made to the Rural Archaeologist, Linda Smith, at North Yorkshire County Council, Northallerton, for the cropmark transitions for the village and surrounding areas..
Cropmarks, are indications in the pattern of crop-
The brown lines on the image are the cropmarks. The ones to the North of village include what appear to be Iron Age roundhouse bases, boundaries and ancient field-
Not long after this evaluation commenced, AND was approached by Dr Mark Whyman of York Archaeological Trust(YAT) who had identified North Duffield as an ideal place to investigate why cropmarks appear on one soil-
Cropmarks frequently appear on the former but seldom, if ever, on the other two. Why is that? Are there no features to be shown or are there features there but those two soil-
It was decided to form AND as a separate group within the History and Conservation Society and so a logo was devised and a Contact List of interested people was created. Dr's Mark Whyman and Jon Kenny of YAT visited the village hall in 2009 and addressed a meeting of AND when the proposed archaeological investigation was outlined.
As a result, a programme of field-