North Duffield Conservation and Local History Society
Heritage Lottery Fund
In 2010 the group decided that in order to have the best chance of fully realising our ambitious objectives, and also considering the fact that very little archaeological investigation has been conducted in the Southern Vale of York, the group should apply for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund(HLF)-
The group received invaluable assistance from Dr Jon Kenny and had numerous meetings to fine-
In June 2011 the group learned that the application had been successful and that the group had been awarded £25,700 for a Historic Landscape Project over a three year period. The total Project costs, with volunteer match funding and non-
Within this Project, the group contracted to deliver:
create an education pack based on Iron Age life to compliment Roman elements of the National Curriculum for use in North Duffield Community Primary School;
hold a re-
hold an end-
throughout the life of the Project to conduct standard fieldwork involving field-
to create a reference collection of vernacular pottery for use of other local Societies;
to produce a printed Report of results and conclusions both for academic and local consumption, entry into archaeological journals and the Heritage Environment Record.
Furthermore, the group are very keen to awaken the interest of local people and introduce them to archaeology, especially school children, to create a resource to allow the continuation of the Project into the future, protecting our local Heritage for future generations to enjoy.
“ The Project has now ended. An extension was granted from the original end-
The End of Project forms and accounts and supporting documents and photographs were submitted to the Leeds Office on 24th July 2015 and the final payment under the scheme, of 10% of the total, was awarded. This money has now been spent in its entirety allowing us to produce 400 copies of a book reporting on the Project from its outset. Please see elsewhere on this site for details of how to obtain your copy of the book.
The book was printed by Quacks, of Grape Lane, York and is an entirely appropriate place to have the book printed as it started life about 1700 and has been printing continuously ever since.
If you want to know what we have been doing, what we have discovered and a lot more about the history of the village, then this book is a 'must'.