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Maiden Castle, Stainmore
Maiden Castle
civil parish:-   Stainmore (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   roman fort
coordinates:-   NY87221315
1Km square:-   NY8713
10Km square:-   NY81

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 24) 
placename:-  Maiden Castle
source data:-   Maps, 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.
"Maiden Castle"

evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
item:-  placename, Maiden Castle
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1755 p.198  "Mr URBAN, Hemingburgh, April 26."
"WE meet with a short account in some historians of the Maiden Castle, and Maiden Way, in the county of Westmoreland, both which are affirm'd to be Roman. (See particularly Magna Brit. Westmoreland, p. 23) Likewise, in a MS. history of that county by the Rev. Mr Thomas Machel, rector of Kirkby-Thor, we have further mention of the Maiden Hold on Speedy-Moor, near Crackenthorpe. Now, Sir, I would gladly be informed by some of your antiquarian correspondents, in your next Magazine, whence arose the above denomination. Yours, &c Lasenbyensis."

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Maiden Castle
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.
"Maiden Castle"
fort, plan view 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
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evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
placename:-  Maiden Castle
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
"Maiden Castle"
roman fort 
item:-  JandMN : 129
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evidence:-   site plan:- Historical Monuments 1936
placename:-  Maiden Castle
source data:-   Site plan, uncoloured lithograph, Maiden Castle, Stainmore, Westmorland, scale about 1 to 1300, published by Royal Commission on Historical Monuments England, London, 1936.
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On p.216 of the Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Westmorland. 
printed, top  "MAIDEN CASTLE / In Stainmore parish"
RCHME no. Wmd, Stainmore 1 
item:-  Armitt Library : A745.129
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