South Ainsty Archaeological Society
We are a small community group researching the history and archaeology of the South Ainsty area, which lies to the south-west of York. Our area of interest is bounded by the A64 and the rivers Ouse and Wharfe. This includes the villages of Copmanthorpe, Acaster Malbis, Appleton Roebuck, Bolton Percy, Acaster Selby and Colton.
We hold regular lectures, visits and field-trips as well as carrying out fieldwork – excavation, field-walking and geophysical surveys.
We have carried out excavations at the site of the Knights Templar Preceptory at Copmanthorpe and are researching a deserted medieval village near Bolton Percy.
In 2010 we published a history of Copmanthorpe: From Coppenthorpe to Copmanthorpe, Aspects of life in an Ainsty village. Copies are still available.
New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Mike Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org