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Low House, Hutton Roof, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, Buildings Investigation and Watching Brief.

Lee, Tony and Ridings, Christopher and Bates, Andy (2006) Low House, Hutton Roof, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, Buildings Investigation and Watching Brief. Project Report. Oxford Archaeology North. (Unpublished)

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Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) was commissioned by Norman Jackson Contractors to undertake a programme of archaeological desk-based assessment, building recording and a watching brief at Low House, Hutton Roof, Cumbria (NGR 35697 47805) in advance of a proposed residential redevelopment at the site. The development entails the demolition of the existing dilapidated farm buildings and the construction of several new dwellings. The programme of investigation was carried out from January to August 2006. Through visits to the Cumbria Historic Environment Record (CHER), the Cumbria County Record Office in Kendal, and consultation of OA North’s library, the deskbased assessment identified 23 sites of archaeological interest within a 1km radius of the development site. Although Hutton Roof is mentioned in the Domesday Book, no extant remains date to this period. Low House Farm (Site 1) is recorded by the CHER as a collection of farm buildings shown on nineteenth century maps. Elsewhere, four Listed Buildings, including the local church and three old farmhouses, were identified in the vicinity of the development site (Sites 18-21), whilst the majority of the remainder of sites related to post-medieval agricultural and industrial activity.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects:Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
ID Code:4655
Deposited By: Watson
Deposited On:07 Feb 2019 13:42
Last Modified:07 Feb 2019 13:42

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