For centuries Ad Gefrin was simply a place of legend. It’s whereabouts was hinted at by Bede, but the true location of the 7th Century Palace of King Edwin of Northumbria remained a mystery until, in 1949, an aerial survey revealed an impressive series of crop marks in an otherwise unremarkable field to the north of Yeavering Bell.
When the significance of the site was realised initial excavations began. More text in here. Not too much…
Use the links below to explore the history of excavation on the site. Additional downloadable resources, including a complete edition of Brian Hope-Taylor’s ‘Yeavering’ book are available in the excavation sections.