Archaeology Day at Towton battlefield

23 June 2017

15:45 - 19:00

Opposite The Crooked Billet
Wakefield Road
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
LS24 9QN

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Much of the battlefield is ploughed land or unsurfaced lanes. Participants will require strong footwear and waterproof outer garments. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access except at the Rockingham Arms.


The event is free - all welcome. Please register your interest by making an online booking or sending an email to the organiser.


We meet at the lay-by almost opposite the Crooked Billet on the B1217 (see pdf doc for map, etc.) at 3—45pm on Friday 23 June 2017. The tour should take no more than three hours.


Our guide is Eric Houlder LRPS, who has been conducting battlefield tours since 1960. Eric is a retired archaeologist with experience of most periods, and with experience of site photography and archaeological aerial photography. He is the photographer who made the detailed close-ups of the bodies excavated on the battlefield in 1997.


After the Crooked Billet, there are no facilities until we reach the Rockingham Arms in Towton. Participants may need to carry water with them.


Our final call will be in the Rockingham Arms in Towton village, where we will be able to eat. They have an excellent menu and we can order individually as required.


Eric Houlder
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Region: YorkshireGroup(s): Archaeology and Heritage