The Roads to the Past (RTTP) project was a National Lottery Heritage Fund volunteer community archaeology and history project, run as a partnership between the Thornton-le-Street History Group and Solstice Heritage. The fieldwork took place between July 2017 and March 2019 and comprised both test-pitting and open-area excavation by volunteers under professional archaeological supervision to investigate the area in and around the shrunken medieval village of Thornton-le-Street, North Yorkshire.

The archaeological fieldwork we undertook in in July and August/September 2017 comprising the excavation of twelve test pits (numbered 1–12) and a single trench (Trench 1). We also did some archaeology at a moated site c. 2.5 km to the south of the village. We are pleased to share our archaeological and general photographs relating to this part of the project below.

The copyright for these images remains with Thornton-le-Street History Group and Solstice Heritage LLP

Test pitting weekend July 2017

August Excavation 2017

The Moat