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placename:- Brough
other name:- Brough-under-Stainmore
other name:- Market Brough
parish Brough parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s -- market town; selected place
coordinates:- NY795146
10Km square:- NY71
place code:- Brgh

1Km square NY7914

photograph

Brough -- Brough -- Cumbria / -- 21.4.2006
photograph

Brough -- Brough -- Cumbria / -- 21.4.2006

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 16 15)

OS County Series (Wmd 16 16)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Market Brough
other name:- Brough under Stainmore
other name:- Church Brough
building/s
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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BROUGH

placename:- Brough
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Cobbett 1832

Maps, Westmoreland and Cumberland, by William Cobbett, 11 Bolt Court, Fleet street, London, 1832.
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Brough
dot and circle; town

placename:- Brough
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1832
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Perrot 1823

Map, Cumberland, Westmoreland, scale about 38 miles to 1 inch, by Aristide Michel Perrot, engraved by Migneret, 1823, published by Etienne Ledoux, 9 Rue Guenegaud, Paris, France, 1824; published 1824-48.
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Brough
circle; town

placename:- Brough
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Wmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, 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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Brough / 261
circle, upright lowercase text; town; distance from London

placename:- Brough
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

descriptive text:- Wallis 1810

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 19 miles to 1 inch, by James Wallis, 77 Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1810; published 1810-36.
PRINCIPAL INNS, RECOMMENDED TO TRAVELLERS AND FAMILIES.
Brough: Swan, Black Bull, Fleece, New Inn.
...
PRINCIPAL FAIRS.
Brough: Thursday before Whitsunday, horned cattle and sheep.

placename:- Brough
date:- 1810
period:- 19th century, early; 1810s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Brough / 259
blocks, upright lowercase text; town, distance from London

placename:- Brough
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 281-282
Brough - New Inn, Westmor. / At Brough on r. a T.R. to Kirkby Stephen.
market town, post office
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page 285-286
INNS. ... Brough, New Inn, Swan. ...
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page 315-316
Brough / INNS. Brough, New Inn, Swan.
market town, post office

placename:- Brough
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789

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 148:-
[VER]TERAE, an antient town mentioned by Antoninus and the Notitia, which last adds that in the decline of the Roman empire here was a Roman praefect stationed with a Numerus Directorum. The town at present reduced to a mean village, fortified with a small rampart, has changed its name to Burgh, by our people called Burgh under Stanemore. Under the later emperors, to remark once for all, small castles proper for war and well supplied, began to be called Burghs by a new name, which, after the removal of the empire into the east, the Germans and other nations seemed to have borrowed from the Greek πυ�ς, whence the Burgundiones has their name from inhabiting Burg, the common term at that time for dwellings thick scattered on borders. I find no further mention of this place except that in the beginning of the Norman government the English here formed a conspiracy against William the Norman. I would venture to affirm this Burgh to be VERTERAE for this single reason, that the distance between it and Lavatrae one way, and Brovonacum the other, reduced to Italian miles, exactly corresponds with numbers in Antoninus, and the Roman military way with a visible ridge runs this way to BROVONACUM through ABALLABA, mentioned in the Notitia, which still retains its name with so little variation as to discover itself most clearly, and remove every doubt. For we call it by shortness from Aballaba Apelby. ...

placename:- Verterae
other name:- Burgh
other name:- Burgh under Stanemore
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 157:-
...
The town is divided into two, upper or church Brough (or Western), ... The other part is called Lower or Market Brough, from the inconsiderable market held there every Thursday. The chapel here is now a freeschool.

placename:- Lower Brough
other name:- Market Brough
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Tour to the Caves in the West Riding of Yorkshire, late 18th century
Page 243:-
...
... Bremetonacae [Overborough] is placed ... twenty-seven Roman (or twenty-four English) miles south of Galacum, which some antiquaries conceive to be Apulby, though others with more probability think it was Brough: the distances correspond, besides the additional argument of their being nearly in the same direction, whether we conceive Galacum to be Apulby or Brough. The Roman road is easily traced from Ribchester ... to Overborough; afterwards the Roman road goes through Casterton and Middleton, and, as some think, by Borrow-bridge and Orton, to Apulby. Others, and perhaps from better reasons, are of opinion, the road went by Sedbergh, or Sedburgh, over Blewcaster, along Ravenstonedale-street, and through Kirkby-Stephen, to Brough or Burgh.

other name:- Burgh
other name:- Galacum
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Brough
blocks on a street plan, labelled in block caps; settlement, market town? and
Verterae
antiquity

placename:- Brough
other name:- Verterae
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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BROUGH / Verterae
blocks on a street plan, Church Brough with large house and castle

placename:- Brough
other name:- Verterae
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Brough Ma. Th. / V
blocks, on road, vicarage, town, market

placename:- Brough
market town
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bickham 1753-54 (Wmd)

Maps, A Map of Westmorland, 1753, and A Map of Cumberland, 1754, by George Bickham, published 1750s-96.
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Brough
view (sort of)

placename:- Brough
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1753=1754
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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Brough
Building, labelled as a town.

placename:- Brough
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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Page 1022:-
... William King of Scots took this Town [Appleby], and the Burgh under Stanemore by Suprize, a little before himself was taken at Alnwick; but they were afterward recovered by King John, ...
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Page 1024:-
...
Brough, or Burgh, under Stanemore, i.e.a Borough under a stony Mountain. It stands on a Rivulet about two Miles from the River Eden, and is divided into [two]
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Page 1025:-
two Towns, viz. the Upper alias Church Brough, ... The other Part is called Lower Brough from its Situation, and Market Brough from its Market, which is pretty considerable, and is kept on Thursday.
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Page 1025:-
...
Verterae must be Brough under Stanemore for several Reasons, viz. the Name which imports Antiquity, its Situation upon a Roman Highway, and the exact Agreement of the Distances from Levatrae and Brovonacum.

placename:- Brough under Stanemore
other name:- Burgh under Stanemore
other name:- Lower Brough
other name:- Market Brough
other name:- Verterae
person:- : William, King of Scots
person:- : John
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
Brough Market Wednesday.

placename:- Brough
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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Brough
circle, tower/s, upright lowercase text; town

placename:- Brough
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

old map:- Morden 1695 (EW)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Brough
circle; village or town

placename:- Brough
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Circle, not labelled.
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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Burgh
circle, building and tower, flag; town?

placename:- Burgh
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1670

in Westmoreland / The Hundred of Bottome of Westmoreland
Records, hearth tax returns, exchequer duplicates, Westmorland, 1670.
Greatt Brough

placename:- Greatt Brough
date:- 1670
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

descriptive text:- Keer 1605 (edn 1620)

Map, Westmorlandia et Comberlandia, ie Westmorland and Cumberland now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, probably by Pieter van den Keere, or Peter Keer, about 1605; published about 1605 to 1676.
second page
(8) Places of memorable note for Antiquitie are Verterae, mentioned by Antonine the Emperour; ... In [which] ... the Northern English conspired against William the Conquerour in the beginning of the Norman government: ...
third page
... Verterae is long since decayed, and the name of it changed into Burgh: for it is commonly called Burgh under Stanemore. In which, it is said, a Romane Captaine made his abode with a band of Directores, in the declining age of the Romane Empire. These two places [Brough and Appleby] William of Newborough called Princely Holds, and writeth that William King of Scots a little before he himselfe was taken prisoner at Alnewicke, surprized them on a sodaine, but King John recovered them after, and liberally bestowed them upon Robert Vipont, for his many worthy services.

placename:- Verterae
other name:- Burgh under Stanemore
person:- : Antoninus
person:- : William the Conqueror
person:- : Newborough, William of
person:- : William, King of Scots
person:- : John
person:- : Vipont, Robert
date:- 1620
period:- 17th century, early; 1620s

source:- Lloyd 1573

Map, Angliae Regni, Kingdom of England, with Wales, scale about 24 miles to 1 inch, authored by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd, drawn and engraved by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
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Burgh

placename:- Burgh
date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Gough 1350s-60s

Reproduction of the Gough Map of Great Britain, reduced size, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, 1875; and a full size line reproduction, with added transcriptions of placenames, 1935.
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placename:- Burgh c.
county:- Cumbria

old itinerary:- Tinsley 1877 (Roads/Cum)

Road book, British High Roads, published in four parts by Tinsley Brothers, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
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Itinerary, route 3, London to Edinburgh and Glasgow via Boroughbridge and Carlisle, including from Bowes, Durham; through Brough, Appleby, Westmorland; then Penrith, Carlisle, Longtown, Cumberland; and into Scotland, published by Tinsley Bros, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
pp.36-49 in British High Roads, North and North Eastern Routes; pp.37-39.
printed at p.36:-
... / ROUTE III. - LONDON to EDINBURGH and GLASGOW via / BOROUGHBRIDGE and CARLISLE (See Maps 31 to 42.) / Boroughbridge 206 (as per Route I.), Leeming 221 1/2, Catterick 228, Greta Bridge 242 1/2, Bowes 248 1/2, Brough 261 1/2, Appleby 269 3/4, / Penrith 283 1/2, Carlisle 301 1/2, Longtown 310 1/4, Langholm 321 3/4, / Hawick 349 1/2, Selkirk 356, Middleton 379 1/2, Edinburgh 392 1/2. / ...

placename:- Brough
date:- 1877
period:- 19th century, late

old strip map (pp.33-34):- Tinsley 1877 (Roads/Cum)

Road book, British High Roads, published in four parts by Tinsley Brothers, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
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Strip map, road map, part of London to Edinburgh via Boroughbridge and Carlisle, including from Rey Cross to beyond Brough, Westmorland, published by Tinsley Bros, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
Map pp.33-34 in British High Roads, North and North Eastern Routes.
printed at top:-
BRITISH HIGH ROADS. / 33 LONDON TO EDINBURGH, VIA BOROUGHBRIDGE & CARLISLE. 34

placename:- Brough
date:- 1877
period:- 19th century, late

old map:- Ptolemy 1540 -- probably relevant

Map, Anglia II Nova Tabula, New Map of England, data in the Geographia by Claudius Ptolemy, engraved by Sebastian Munster, Basle, Switzerland, 1540.
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Burg
circle, buildings; town

placename:- Burg
date:- 1540
period:- 16th century, early; 1540s

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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Brough
circle with two side bars; town

placename:- Brough
locality:- West Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

descriptive text:- Lowther 1780s-90s

Scrapbook, 4 volumes, of descriptive texts, maps, and prints of views and coats of arms, for Westmorland and Cumberland, assembled by a member of the Lowther Family, late 18th early 19th century.
Text with a print, engraving, Brough Castle, drawn by Samuel Hooper, engraved by Sparrow, 1775:-
BROUGH CASTLE, WESTMORELAND.
...
'THIS castle of Brough under Stainmore, ...
THE present proprietor of these ruins is the Earl of Thanet. Of late years they have been much demolished for the sake of the materials, which have been used in building stables, garden walls, and other conveniences; ...
CAMDEN describing this country says, '... The town itself is dwindled into a village, which is defended with a small fort, and its name is now Burgh; for it is called Burgh under Stanmore, i. e. a Brough under a Stony Mountain. It is divided into two. The Upper, otherwise Church-Brough, ... The other village is called Lower Brough, from its situation; and Market Brough from a market held there every Thursday. ...

placename:- Brough under Stainmore
other name:- Burgh under Stanmore
other name:- Burgh
other name:- Lower Brough
other name:- Market Brough
date:- 1775
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

market notes:- see:- Palmer's Index No.93:: Public Record Office

see:- Owen: 1792: New Book of Fairs

see:- Bowen, Emanuel & Kitchin, Thomas: 1760: New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland

Thursday market at Brough under Staynmore, granted by Edward III to Roger de Clifford, 2 August 1330. Moved here from Church Brough.
Letter patent for a market at Burgh, 4 Ed 3, 1330-31, in Palmer's Index No.93 at the Public Record Office.
Market day Thursday given on Bowen and Kitchin's map, 1760.
Market listed by Owen, 1792.

placename:- Brough under Staynmore
other name:- Burgh
market town
person:- : Edward III
person:- Clifford, Roger de
date:- 1330; 1792; 1760

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Brough -- Brough -- Cumbria / -- Plaque on a house in High Street, east of the bridge, north side, with a mason's tools -- NY79691456 (at) -- 21.4.2006

button   Bank House, Brough
button   boundary stone, Brough (2)
button   Bridge House, Brough
button   bridge, Brough
button   bridge, Brough (2)
button   bridge, Brough (3)
button   bridge, Brough (4)
button   Brough Castle, Brough
button   Brough Community Primary School, Brough
button   Brough Mill, Brough
button   Brough Pinfold, Brough
button   Brough Sowerby Township
button   Brough Township
button   Brough: High Street
button   Brough: Main Street
button   Brough: Wilkinson Bros
button   Burneside House, Brough
button   Castle Hotel, Brough
button   chapel, Brough
button   Church Brough, Brough
button   clock tower, Brough
button   Dial House, Brough
button   fish pass, Brough
button   Ford Bridge, Brough
button   Glaslyn House, Brough
button   Golden Fleece, Brough
button   Grove Cottages, Brough
button   Grove House, Brough
button   Harglade, Brough
button   Hazel Bank Cottage, Brough
button   Highfields, Brough
button   Hilbeck Township
button   hospital, Brough
button   house, Brough
button   house, Brough (3)
button   house, Brough (4)
button   house, Brough (5)
button   house, Brough (6)
button   house, Brough (7)
button   house, Brough (8)
button   house, Brough (9)
button   house, Brough (10)
button   house, Brough (11)
button   Lane Head, Brough
button   market cross, Brough
button   maypole, Brough
button   milestone, Brough (2)
button   New Bridge, Brough
button   New Inn, Brough
button   Oddfellows Hall, Brough
button   railings, Brough
button   railings, Brough (2)
button   ring of bells, Brough
button   roman fort, Brough
button   school, Brough
button   spa, Church Brough
button   St Mary's Well, Brough
button   St Michael, Brough
button   Stainmore Chapelry
button   sundial, Brough
button   sundial, Brough (2)
button   Swan, Brough
button   Swanson House, Brough
button   village hall, Brough
button   Village Stores, Brough
button   war memorial, Brough
button   Weind Cottage, Brough
button   Weind House, Brough
button   weir, Brough

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