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"Borowe, now a village set in Lunesdale, 6 miles beneath the foot of Dentdale, hath been by likelyhood some notable town. The plowmen find there in ering lapides quadratos, and many other strange things much spoken of by the inhabitants there [q]." At Burrow is a handsome seat belonging to Thomas Fenwick, esq.
  BREMETONACAE. Overboro'.
  Over Burrow
  roman roads

All antiquaries agree in placing BREMETONACAE at Overboro'. A Roman road runs from Ribechester north over Long Ridge Fell, appearing green when the rest of the fell is heathy and morassy on both sides, and thence called the Green lane. At the north summit of the ridge it makes a right angle, and runs on to the north side of the hill toward the east, and, after some length, turns gradually to the north pointing towards Overboro'. It enters Yorkshire a little below Dowford bridge, and proceeds in a direct line on the north side of Newton and Slaitburn through Cross a Greet. It is very apparent on the north side of Tatham chapel and runs through Bentham towards Overboro', but the improved country short of the latter has eradicated its remains. By its side between Ribe and Overboro' are several tumuli of stones with urns, and in one were found two copper styles, and in another 200 denarii, mostly of Alexander, Severus, and Gordian [r]. Gale derives Bremetonacae from Bre meinig tan, the hill of stone and fire, and on Ingleborough hill above are traces of a beacon tower [s]. An altar was found here since Horsley's time, inscribed,

which Mr. Rauthmell read,

Deo Sancto
Restituta bonae jam valetudini At
ta posuit votum [t].
Mr. Pegge more truly Deo Sangon Trebius Atta posuit [u]. On the other sides an axe and knife and a bird. Earthen paterae and vessels and Druid amulets have also been found here [x], and a coin of Vespasian COS VIII. whence its antiquary dates the foundation of the station to Agricola A.D. 79 [y].
At Gargrave adjoining in Yorkshire is a camp, and a Roman pavement was found [z].
  Hornby c. LANCASTER
  Hornby Castle

"At the foot of Lunesdale is Hornby castle longing to the lord Montegle, half a mile from the Lune. Thens it runneth to Lancaster (set on the south side of Lune) corruptly spoken for Lunecastre, 8 miles of, wither it ebbith and flowith. The ruines of old walls about the bridge were only of the suppressid priory. The castle on a hill strongly buildid and well repaired. The new town as they there say buildid hard by yn the descent from the castle, having one parish church, where sometime the priory of monks aliens was put down by king Henry V. and given to Syon abbey. The old wall of the circuit of the priory cometh almost to Lune bridge. Some have therby supposed that it was a piece of wall of the town. But indeed I espied in no place that the town was ever walled. The old town as they say there was almost all burned, and stood partly beyond the black friars. In those parts in the fields and foundations hath ben found
[q] Lel. VII. 61.
[r] Rauthmell, 19. 23.
[s] Ib. 62.
[t] P.96.
[u] Gent. Mag. Sept. 1759, p.407.
[x] Rauthmell, 101, 102.
[y] Ib. 110.
[z] Ib. 16, 17.
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