Friday, 2 July 2010

1. Project background

Since 2002, members of the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group have been involved in excavations at Chapel House Wood in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, under the guidance of Dr Roger Martlew of the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust and in conjunction with the Earthwatch Institute and the Yorkshire Dales National Park
The 2009 season's dig © Jane Lunnon

Chapel House Wood is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, situated on private land, first surveyed by Arthur Raistrick in 1960 and 1965 and later by Stewart Ainsworth in 1977.

The site is mainly Romano-British and Iron Age, spread over a large area above the River Wharfe.

In this blog we will keep you updated on the 2010 season's dig.

For detailed information on the project see Upper Wharfedale's website at:
and the Yorkshire Dales Landscpae Research Trust's website at:

The view over the Wharfe valley from the CHW site © Jane Lunnon

Jane Lunnon, UWHG Archivist

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