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Old School built 1872

Aerial view 1960's

Aerial view 1970's

Blacksmiths shop

Chapel schoolroom

History Society


NORTH DUFFIELD CONSERVATION AND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY was formed in the early 1980's by a group of local residents who wished to research the history of the village and to conserve the rural way of life. The society has existed through local self funding, however recently the National Lottery has awarded a grant for certain very specific and exciting projects.

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On this site you will find:

An archive of photographs both old and more recent (copies can be supplied at a small charge);

Details of the activities of the Society;

Minutes of its meetings;

Access to guidance and resources of interest to other community based history and archaeology groups such as test pit surveys, digitising of drawings for archaeological reports etc;

Events and Projects.

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Dr Melanie Giles(3rd Left) visited the dig in 2014 and helps with interpretation of the features.

Dr Giles is Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Manchester University, author, TV personality and acknowledged expert on the Iron Age in East Yorkshire.

NDCHS News- the Society was awarded a grant from the Mick  Aston Archaeology Fund managed by the Council for British Archaeology to allow post-excavation analyses of soil samples and iron slag. To find out the exciting results connected to our ‘dig’, buy our new book which is now being printed we hope will be available for purchase by the end of August 2015. Apply for your copy on this website.

Following the end of our Heritage Lottery funded  project, a book entitled "North Duffield: Archaeology and the Community” (ISBN 978-1-904446-64-4- Quacks the Printers , York) edited by myself, is released for sale at a price of £12.50. All proceeds from sales of the book will go towards future activities of Archaeology North Duffield. Copies can be obtained from me and will be available at all future History Society events and meetings  or by contacting me at or 01757 288939 . Copies can sent out by post if required at an extra cost of £2.50 to cover postage and packing.