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roman fort, Low Borrow Bridge
locality:-   Low Borrowbridge
civil parish:-   Tebay (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   roman fort
coordinates:-   NY60960127
1Km square:-   NY6001
10Km square:-   NY60

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
circle; roman fort? 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
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evidence:-   old map:- Hall 1820 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Castle
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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circle, italic lowercase text; settlement 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.58
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849) 
placename:-  Castle Field
placename:-  Alone
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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Page 189:-  "[Low Borrow Bridge] ... Behind the house is a Roman Station, now called Castle Field, consisting of a square inclosure, 360 feet in length, and 300 in breadth. On the sides facing the east, north, and west, are the remains of the walls; and on the latter side, the traces of two fosses. Where the east gate stood, is a stone, which was dug out a few years ago, and it is evidently one of the original sockets, the groove for the hinge remaining as perfect as if freshly cut. Sherds of Roman pottery have been found; and a silver coin of the reign of Aurelian. From the style of the cutting or quartering of the facing stones, (many of which have been used in building the outhouses, in order to preserve them,) there is no doubt that this station is coeval with Overborough, and is the site of the long lost and much disputed Alone. The very name seems to warrant this opinion; for it is the first station on the Lune (or Lone); and what so natural as to give it the title from the river which watered its walls? The remains of several buildings have been discovered between the eastern wall and the river."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   site plan:- Historical Monuments 1936
placename:-  Low Borrowbridge Roman Station
source data:-   Site plan, uncoloured lithograph, Grayrigg, Low Borrowbridge Roman Station, Tebay, Westmorland, scale about 1 to 2500, published by Royal Commission on Historical Monuments England, London, 1936.
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On p.100 of the Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. 
RCHME no. Wmd, Grayrigg 1 
item:-  Armitt Library : A745.70
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