FORUM Journal

Forum: The Journal of Council for British Archaeology Yorkshire
ISSN 2051-8234 Print | 2051-8242 Online

| New Series Volume 4 | 2015
Published June 2016
The latest edition of FORUM will be sent to all CBA Yorkshire members and affiliates during July 2016.
This volume offers with a fantastic range of topics, projects, methodologies and period coverage. The immense scope and coverage of archaeological activities in Yorkshire are themselves reflected in the variety of practitioners — volunteers, community groups, professional and commercial organisations, researchers, students and academics. FORUM’s pictorial cover design offers a snapshot of some projects that represent the broad inclusivity of the many engagements — in terms of participants’ age and diversity of background.
See below for Volume 4 contents.
Details about back-copies can be found to the right.
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Contributions are welcome from anybody involved in Yorkshire archaeology—fieldwork, research, community projects, education, commercial and developer-led activities. Items for volume 5 should be submitted by 30 November 2016 for availability in 2017. Please contact the editor for templates.
New Series content, availability and open access
CBA Yorkshire operates a "green level" Open Access policy: upon publication of each annual volume in hard copy, the prior year's volume becomes available as an electronic publication which can be read online in a web browser and downloaded to your computer as a PDF format document.
New members joining during the year will receive the current edition of FORUM, subject to availability, in addition to the forthcoming volume at the end of the subscription year. Inquiries about additional copies, including non-members and overseas customers, should be emailed to

New Series Volume 4 | For 2015       
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Intro and Contents
Editorial and Thematic Index,
CBA Yorkshire Annual Review 2015-16 | iii-vi

Feature Article

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: Historic Graffiti at St Oswald’s Church, Filey, North Yorkshire. John Buglass | 1

Communities in Action

Cuts to Archaeology and Heritage: Call to Action. Rob Lennox | 19

CITiZAN: Community Archaeology Around the English Coastline. Andy Sherman | 25

TThe Hanging Grimston Community Archaeology Project. Marcus Jecock, Steve Bence, Christopher Hall and Trevor Pearson | 29

Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group and The Kilnsey Project: History from Vernacular Buildings. Alison C. Armstrong | 33

Nidderdale Chase Heritage Group: The Ashelby Pasture Project 2015 interim report. Marie-Anne Hintze and Janis Heward | 39

Identifying a Victorian Mortuary Chapel: Raikes Road Burial Ground, Skipton, 2015 interim excavation report. Jean Robinson and Janis Heward | 45

Behind the Scenes

Finds Beneath Your Feet: A Review of the Portable Antiquities Scheme in North and East Yorkshire in 2015. Rebecca Griffiths | 49

Archaeological Notes and Reviews

Extending the Boundaries of Known Locations for Prehistoric Rock Art within the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. Paul Brown and Barbara Brown | 57

Neolithic Peat Formation and 18th-Century Land Reclamation at Goole Fields, East Riding of Yorkshire. Ashley Tuck and Andrea Burgess | 65

Excavations in the South Transept of St Mary’s Abbey, York. Adam Parker | 71

Archaeological Register

Recent Work in Yorkshire by John Buglass Archaeological Services. John Buglass | 77

Recent Work in Yorkshire by Wessex Archaeology. Ashley Tuck and Andrew Norton | 85

Back-copy content and availability
A limited supply of New Series vols 1, 2 and 3 and older Foundation Series back-copies are available to CBA Yorkshire members and non-members. Enquiries about back-copies, including overseas customers, should be emailed to

Contents | New Series Volume 3 | For 2014        19x26x6 JIS, 4pp+122pp, colour and b&w illustrations

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Intro and Contents
Editorial and Thematic Index
| i-ii
CBA Yorkshire Annual Review 2014-15
| iii-iv


Newgate Foot Stone Setting, Allerston, North Yorkshire: report on the re-erection of a fallen stone. Blaise Vyner | 1

A Cropmarked Landscape near Rossington, South Yorkshire. Andrea Burgess and Andrew Norton | 9

Discovery of an Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Kirkleatham, near Redcar in Cleveland. Stephen J. Sherlock and Philip Abramson | 21

Buildings Recording in the Cleveland Plain and at Octon Old Farmhouse, Thwing. David Cant | 33

Holy Wells: a source of inspiration or an archaeological distraction? Dave Weldrake | 41

The Archaeological Recording of Second World War Structures and Landscapes in Yorkshire. Shaun Richardson and Ed Dennison | 47

Communities in Action

The Swaledale Big Dig. Peter Denison-Edson and Alan Mills | 65

Creative Communities: heritage, funding and lateral thinking. Christine Rawson, Kate Brown and Sue Warren | 77

Archaeological Notes and Reviews

Pet Cats in Roman Villas: a North Yorkshire candidate? | John Buglass and Jennifer West | 85

Nidderdale Chase Heritage Group: the Ashelby Pasture Project 2013–14 interim report. Marie-Anne Hintze and Janis Heward | 89

Raikes Road Burial Ground, Skipton, North Yorkshire: 2014 interim excavation report. Jean Robinson and Janis Heward | 95

The Leeds Trinity Archaeology Project. Dave Weldrake | 99

Archaeological Register

Three Recent Excavations in Yorkshire by AOC Archaeology. Mitchell Pollington and Stephen Potten | 103

Recent Work in Yorkshire by Wessex Archaeology. Ashley Tuck and Andrew Norton | 108

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Contents | New Series Volume 2 | For 2013        19x26x6 JIS, 4pp+180pp, colour and b&w illustrations
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Intro and Contents

Editorial | i-ii

Thematic Index | iii

CBA Yorkshire Annual Review 2013 | iv-v

In Memoriam: ProfessorArnold Aspinall | vi


New Perspectives and Suggested Directions for Future Research on Central Pennine Mesolithic Lithic Scatters. Paul R Preston | 1

Palaeoecological Context of a Bos Skeleton from Peats at Flixton School House Farm, Vale of Pickering. Gaynor Cummins and Ian Simmons | 21

Recent Archaeological Investigations at All Saints Cathedral, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Diana Mahoney Swales and Andrew Norton | 29

The Battle of Brunanburh. Sally A England | 35

Buildings of Beverley and Long Preston. David Cant | 49

The Archaeological Recording of Graffiti in Yorkshire. Shaun Richardson | 57

Scar Village Navvy Camp, Scar House Reservoir, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire. John Buglass | 69

Communities in Action

Celebrating the Heritage of the South Pennines Watershed. Louise Brown and Robin Gray | 81

Stanbury Hill: The Making of a Community Project. Keith Boughey | 95

The Iron Age Project 2008–2012: Historic Iron in Nidderdale 400 BC–AD 1611. Gillian Hovell | 103

Behind the Scenes

Preserving Our Digital Heritage: The Work of the Archaeology Data Service at the University of York. Catherine Hardman and Katie Green | 115

Mud and Fire: A Potter's Insight into Prehistoric Pottery Technology. Graham W Taylor | 121

Archaeological Notes and Reviews

A Polished Flint Axe from Beaumont Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Frank Jolley | 135

A Romano-British Settlement at Street House, Loftus, North East Yorkshire. Stephen J Sherlock | 139

Current Research into Roman Roads in Yorkshire Based on Lidar Evidence. Hugh Toller | 141

York Friargate Community Archaeology: 2013 Interim Report. Andrew K Jones, Ros Batchelor
and Beth Shurter
| 146

Bordley Township Project: Highlights in a Year of Investigation. Janis Heward | 149

The Digability Project: Leading the Way to Making Inclusive Archaeology a Reality. Nicola Thorpe | 153

Stanbury Hill Project: Archaeological Investigation of a Rock Art Site. Reviewed by Jim Brightman | 157

Archaeological Register

Selected Recent Work by John Buglass Archaeological Services. John Buglass | 159

Recent Work in Yorkshire by Wessex Archaeology. Andrea Burgess | 161

Notes on Recent Archaeological Projects Undertaken by Heritage Education. Dave Weldrake | 168

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 Contents | New Series Volume 1 | 2012        19x26x6 JIS, 4pp+120pp, b&w illustrations

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Editorial | Spencer Carter | 1

About CBA Yorkshire: Almost Fifty | Paul Brayford, Membership Secretary | 4

CBA Yorkshire Annual Review 2012 | Christiane Kroebel, Chairperson | 6


The Stanbury Hill Project: Archaeological Investi­gation of a Rock Art Landscape in West Yorkshire | Keith Boughey | 7

The Impact of Raw Material Choice on Novice Participation: Analysis of a Mesolithic Lithic Assemblage from Warcock Hill South, West Yorkshire | George Loffman | 17

The Bordley Township Project: Aspects of Human Impact on a Landscape in Craven | Peter Claughton | 27

The Roman Paradox: Linear Enclosure Complexes in the Yorkshire Wolds | Andrew Derych | 33

Discovery and Excavation of a Roman Estate Centre at Whirlow, South-west Sheffield | Clive Waddington | 43

A New Survey of Blackstone Edge Road: Interim Results | Mitchell Pollington | 53

Anglo-Saxon or British? Excavation of a Probable Late Seventh Century Shieling in Upper Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire | David Johnson | 59

Results of Archaeological Monitoring at Easby Abbey, Richmond, North Yorkshire | John Buglass | 65

Recent Surveys and Building Recording in North and East Yorkshire | Shaun Richardson and Ed Dennison | 83

An Investigation of Whitfield Syke Mill, Embsay, North Yorkshire | Jane Lunnon and Ruth Spencer | 95

Archaeological Notes and Reviews

Notes on New Dating Evidence for the Roman Settlement at Slack, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire | Gerrie Brown and Barry Hobson | 105

Notes on Radiocarbon Dates from the Chapel House Wood Landscape Project, Kilnsey Township, North Yorkshire | Roger Martlew | 108

A Summary of Recent Archaeological Work by JBAS: 2011–12 | John Buglass | 111

Notes on Educational Projects in the Academic Year 2011–12 | Dave Weldrake | 113

CBA Yorkshire Membership Application Form | 115

Price |  £5.00 incl. P&P