Finds could lead to new heritage trail

Peter Morris, from David Wilson Homes.
Peter Morris, from David Wilson Homes.

Important Iron Age discoveries unearthed in Pocklington could go on display in the town as part of a new heritage trail.

Developer David Wilson Homes, which is building 77 homes on the site on Burnby Lane where the Iron Age settlement has been uncovered, says it would like to see the finds remain in Pocklington.

Peter Morris, Development Director at David Wilson Homes, said: “We are working with Phil Gilbank [from Pocklington and District Local History Group] and what we are trying to do is keep all the finds in Pocklington, possibly as part of a heritage trail, so residents see the benefits of these artefacts.”

Mr Gilbank added: “The local history group, town council and Gateway have had some initial discussions about what we could do locally to keep the finds in Pocklington, and David Wilson Homes have been really supportive. There’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to put Pocklington on the heritage map and do something special in the town, but its going to take a lot of time and effort to turn the vision into a reality.”

Meanwhile, the developer and MAP Archaeological Practice, the company which undertook the excavation work, have confirmed that there are plans to hold another presentation in Pocklington in February next year to give residents a clearer picture on what has been found, after further analysis has been carried out.