Our Historic Countryside


Bilton with Harrogate - our historic countryside

Published in 2002, this was the official report at the end of our first Lottery funded research project.

Historical Background

The study area has found to have a rich and diverse history of which traces in the landscape are far more numerous than expected.

The field systems identified within the study area would suggest three periods of development, Bilton Park, ancient enclosures around the settlements of Old Bilton and Bachelor Gardens, and Forest Enclosure allotments from the late 18th Century.

If you wish to know more about our discoveries during our first project
"Bilton with Harrogate - our historic countryside", then why not purchase a copy, a soft-back A5 book with 44 pages, for only £2.50