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place:- roman road 82
parish Brough parish, once in Westmorland
parish Brougham parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
roman road; road

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 151:-
The great Roman road passed through this county from Stanemore to Brougham castle, and till the turnpike road was made it was very conspicuous almost the whole length of its course, six yards broad, formed of three courses of large square stones, (the lowermost largest) or of gravel and flint as materials varied. ...
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 159:-
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The Roman road called the Maiden way passes through a large camp, where the stone of king Marius formerly stood, now succeeded by the Rere cross. Thence through Maiden castle, a small square fort, in which have been found Roman mortars, quite through Market Brough, over Brough fair hill, ... Leaving on the left Warcop, a pretty village ... it passes along Sandford moor, and down a horse course to Cowpland beck bridge, where on the right are the ruined foundations of a noble round tower 40 paces diameter, ... Then by Appleby to the camp on Crackenthorp moor, through the end of Kirkby Thore downs, and through Temple Sowerby, a village of the Dalstons of Acorn bank. Then by the side of Whinfield forest to Hart-horn tree, ...
Page 160:-
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... From hence the road goes due west to the Countess pillar, ...
From hence the road carries us to Brougham castle, to Lowther bridge, and so over Emot into Cumberland.

placename:- Maiden Way
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- Defoe 1724-26

Travel book, Tour through England and Wales, by Daniel Defoe, published in parts, London, 1724-26.
The Roman highway, which I have so often mentioned, and which, in my last letter, I left at Leeming Lane and Peers Brigg, in the North Riding of York, enters this county from Rear Cross upon Stanmore, and crossing it almost due east and west, goes through Appleby, passing the Eden a little north from Perith, at an antient Roman station call'd Brovoniacum,
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Here [Carlisle] also the great Roman highway, ... has its end, this being the utmost station of the Roman soldiers on this side.

date:- 1724=1726
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Stukeley 1723 -- perhaps relevant

Map of roman roads through Britain, scale about 55 miles to 1 inch, derived from the Antonine Itineraries, plotted by William Stukeley, 1723, published London, 1724.
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date:- 1723
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

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