Railton, M. D., (2015). Geophysical survey of Castrigg Roman fortlet, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria. Appleby Archaeology Group.

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Geophysical survey of Castrigg Roman fortlet, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria
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Appleby Archaeology Group unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1045420
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In July 2015, Appleby Archaeology Group, undertook a geophysical survey of land at Castrigg Farm, near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, to investigate the site of Castrigg Roman fortlet, which is a Scheduled Monument (Monument No CU265, HA 1007174). The survey formed part of a wider community archaeology project, with the aim of investigating the history and archaeology of the Appleby-in-Westmorland area. Castrigg Roman fortlet is situated c.2km to the north of Appleby-in-Westmorland, approximately mid-way between the settlements of Crackenthorpe and Brampton. The site is located within a field of pasture 200m to the south of Castrigg, immediately to the west of the Settle to Carlisle railway, and northeast of a public bridleway. The site is centred on Ordnance Survey grid reference NY 6749 2217. Geomagnetic survey, measuring just over c.2.4ha of land was conducted by members of the group. The survey has revealed the presence of a sub-rectangular enclosure, with possible entrances on three sides, and evidence for at least two round houses of different phases. A further phase of enclosure or annex to the main enclosure has also been identified to the southeast. The site is interpreted as an Iron Age or Romano-British farmstead, based on the morphology of the features identified. No definite evidence was detected by the geophysical survey for Castrigg Roman fortlet, which is believed to be smaller than the enclosure site identified. Similarly evidence for the associated signal station has not been identified by the geophysical survey, calling into question the previous interpretation of the site.
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Martin D Railton
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Appleby Archaeology Group
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cumbria HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2015
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Site: Castrigg Roman fortlet
County: CUMBRIA
District: EDEN
Parish: APPLEBY IN WESTMORLAND
Country: England
Grid Reference: 367490, 522170 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: NONE None
Monus: SETTLEMENT Iron Age
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OASIS Id: applebya1-220803
OBIB: AAG15/002
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A4 Bound report and PDF on CD
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02 Feb 2018
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