Drone pictures are likely to have identified a settlement established long before Brignall, a village first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and held by Edwin, Earl of Mercia, before the Norman Conquest.
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Thieving monks and cathedral tombs: Rediscovered cast skull of "father of English history" could solve medieval burial mystery
A Leicester academic says she has rediscovered the cast of the skull of The Venerable Bede in the anatomical collections of the University of Cambridge.
Radiocarbon dating on dozens of skeletons found at Durham's Palace Green in 2013 has revealed the bodies belonged to Scots battling Oliver Cromwell, say archaeologists.
Archaeologists who saw a crowd of stones sticking out of eroding peat at a nature reserve say they have retrieved 1,500 pieces of a Stone Age campsite, ranging from Mesolithic objects to industrial......
"It'd be amazing to see a porpoise": Artist in spectacular North Sea plunge with seals and dolphins after winning award
Wildlife artist Chris Rose, the winner of the Undersea Art Award 2015, will spend the summer diving a stretch of the North Sea from Coquet to St Mary's.
Artist and curator Dawn Felicia Knox tells us the story behind managing the gorse which grows thick near Black Carts Turret.
Hadrian's Wall frozen in time: New archive catalogues how English Heritage keeps historical site stuck in the past
An exhibition at two Roman forts on Hardian's Wall examines the huge effort that goes into keeping the national landmark looking like it always used to.
A tile with a "clear imprint" of a foot is the first time a human print has been discovered at the 2,000-year-old Roman fort of Vindoland.