Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel

Cartmel Racecourse, Cartmel, Cumbria: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment

Prior to the submission of a planning application for a scheme of works for the development of the racecourse at Cartmel, Cumbria, Greenlane Archaeology carried out a desk-based assessment of the site. The areas relating to the proposed development are located to the west of the village of Cartmel. The history of the area is dominated by the development of Cartmel Priory in the late 12th century, which covered a large part of the present village, however, there is evidence for human activity in the wider area from the prehistoric period onwards, typically in the form of stray finds. There is some potential for remains of archaeological interest to be present within certain areas of the proposed development, the site of the current stables (Area 2) in particular is considered to have the potential to contain remains of medieval date.

The full report will be made available on the Archaeology Data Service website.