FINDS made during a major archaeology project at one of the region’s great stately homes are to go on show.

The exhibition at Kiplin Hall, Scorton, near Richmond, focuses on the 1,001 small finds made during the excavations, as well as several larger ones – two roads, a summer house and the remnants of a forge.

The objects found cover a time span of around 12,000 years – from stone tools from the Mesolithic period to a carburettor cap from a 1930s Morris.

The Heritage Lottery funded project was led by local archaeologist, Jim Brightman of Solstice Heritage, assisted by specialists in archaeology, historic building research and laser scanning.

Some 140 local people volunteered to help with the project, as well as students from the University of Maryland and 225 school children and teachers from three local primary schools.

The British Museum has also lent some small Roman objects dug up during the 19th century at Castle Hills, Catterick, for display in the exhibition.

Charting Chipeling: 1,001 Finds is open Good Friday and Easter Saturday, 2pm to 5pm, and then Sunday to Wednesday until 28 October, 2pm to 5pm.

Admission is included in entrance to the hall and gardens – adult £8.30; concessions £7.30; children £4.30; family of two adults and three children £24.50.