A map of the Garth showing the sites to be investigated for carp fish scales

In 2010 York University team helped us to investigate the possibility of fish farming on the garth by looking for carp fish scales

Samples were taken with a corer and tested in the laboratory

These results have not been made available. There is now the possibility of testing the garth again for fish farming by the Archbishops over the last few hundred years


On the 22nd November 2017 we shall go back to the garth and look again for fish scales to determine the species that were grown there

We shall present the results to the community at a later date

In the photograph the students are taking cores of soil from the moat


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