We are very pleased to announce that our new book : Low Borrowbridge – Two thousand years in the Lune Gorge, Tebay has now been published. The book looks at the development of Borrowbridge from the Roman period to the present day, taking in the development of the droving route, packhorse tracks, turnpike, railway and eventually motorway.
The book runs to 200 pages with 98 illustrations and photographs, 18 of which are in full colour. Included are extensive appendices detailing the wills and inventories of occupants of the Borrowbridge farms from the Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries, as well as Tithe Apportionments, census and trade directory returns.
We have a limited print run of 50 books available for purchase at our meetings or from the website. They are priced to cover costs at £15 per copy, discounted to £12 for LAS members (plus £3 P&P if ordering by post from Any donations above the cost price will be put to the LAS Research Fund, to support future work by the society.

LAS Booklet

Having sold out of the first print run, our booklet on the Romans and Low Borrowbridge has now been reprinted and we have copies available for sale. The booklet runs to 36 pages and has the following contents:

The Roman Road through Low Borrowbridge
Excavations of the road south of the fort
The recently discovered marching camp on Loups Fell to the north
The Roman Fort at Low Borrowbridge
Attempts to name the fort
Early antiquarian interpretations of the remains at Low Borrowbridge
Excavations and Surveys
Nineteenth century beginnings by CWAAS
Twentieth century investigations in 1930s and 1950s
John Anstee’s excavations of the 1970s
The Roman cemetery excavations of the early 1990s
Lunesdale Archaeology Society
Excavations 2011 and 2012
Geophysical surveys 2014 and 2015
Related Settlements in the Lune Gorge
The Brockholes settlement
High Carlingill native settlement

The booklet includes eighteen black and white figures and 15 colour plates of finds and excavation trenches.

Available for sale at LAS meetings, the booklet costs £5. It can be posted 2nd class within the UK for £1, post and packing. For postage rates outside the UK please contact us.




  • BROCKHOLES : a Roman period site in the Lune Gorge, Tebay   John Anstee with Judith Anstee and Graham Hooley (accepted for publication in CWAAS Transactions 2018) :  Brockholes Article 2017


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