Welcome to the website of Monk Fryston Time Team was developed with the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of our exciting 2 year project
Finding Fryston: Discovering our heritage from the Monks to the Victorians
The project started in May 2015 with an exciting excavation in the grounds of Monk Fryston Hall which unexpectedly continued for a second season in 2016. Details of the dig can be found in the Monk Fryston Hall excavation and news section.
After leaving the excavation site we helped village residents excavate 8 test pits around Hillam and Monk Fryston and discovered a wide and varied range of artefacts from early medieval pottery to a post WW2 Denture Bath, and each one adding to our knowledge of local life.
As 2016 closed the focus was to work to make sense of what we had discovered, literally to piece together some of our discoveries and a number of our volunteers have worked to do so, recreating a series of pots and bowls representing almost each century of the Project.
We are now in the later stages of the project, and the team is busy creating a series of reports and visual legacies which we hope residents and visitors will find interesting and enlightening in future years.
Our research work will not end when the HLF project is complete, we are continuing to conduct several other strands of research into our Village History and Heritage.
Why not get involved yourself? Whether you are an experienced enthusiast or a beginner that has never done it before we would like to invite you to come along and take part in our other research activities
Get Involved in our Community Archaeology Project
Whether you are an experienced enthusiast or a beginner, you can take part in our Project.
Our Next Meetings are at:-
Monk Fryston Community Centre
Tuesday 28th November 7.30pm
Tuesday 9th January 2018
Monk Fryston Hall
7pm for 7.30 start
Annual Social and Lecture
'New light on Dark Age battles
in our Area'.
The Project and Dig Report will soon be going to print. If you would like to order a copy ( approx £10) of the fully illustrated 200 page A4 book..... please contact us by 5th December
'Some dates for some reason always...
Learn all about the project and how to get involved!
About the Time Team
Find out who is involved and why they are doing it.