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Hartley Fold Estate Survey, Cumbria. Archaeological Survey Report

Hughes, Vix (2003) Hartley Fold Estate Survey, Cumbria. Archaeological Survey Report. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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An archaeological assessment of the Hartley Fold Estate, Cumbria (centred at NY 3790 5090;
Fig 1) was undertaken in September 2002, followed by a field walkover survey in November
2002. The work was done by Oxford Archaeology North (OA North) on behalf of the John Strutt
Conservation Foundation. The aim of the work was to provide archaeological information for the
management of the landscape and the archaeological resource of the estate. The programme of
work involved a detailed assessment of documentary sources relating to the estate and an
identification survey of the extent of the estate.
The area within the John Strutt Conservation Foundation Estate is centred on the historic
medieval township of Hartley, near Kirkby Stephen. The village had, at its centre, a fourteenth
century castle, which was abandoned and demolished in the seventeenth century. Within the
estate is a wealth of archaeological remains of all periods, demonstrating continued and
extensive occupation of the area, and part of the area is a scheduled monument. The estate is split
into a low, improved valley bottom area and the unenclosed marginal uplands to the east of
Hartley. The unenclosed lands have been subject to only non-intensive post-medieval/medieval
farming, allowing the preservation of Romano-British/Iron Age enclosed settlement remains,
each with associated field systems. The settlements extend in a north-east/south-west line
following the contours.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Cumbria
Period > UK Periods > Bronze Age 2500 - 700 BC
Period > UK Periods > Medieval 1066 - 1540 AD
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Period > UK Periods > Roman 43 - 410 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology North
Depositing User: barker
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2022 11:03
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 09:35
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/6646

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