Fairfield Lodge, Cartmel: Desk-Based Assessment

Fairfield Lodge, Cartmel, Cumbria: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment

Prior to the submission of a planning application for a scheme of development works at Fairfield Lodge, Cartmel, Greenlane Archaeology carried out a desk-based assessment of the site in June 2020. The proposed development is to the north side of the village. Information contained in the Historic Environment Record revealed a variety of sites within the study area, including a number of stray finds, many of which are not well located. The known history of the area is inevitably dominated by the development of Cartmel Priory in the late 12th century, which covered a large part of the present village, and in view of the archaeological evidence from the wider area, and taking into account the results of a site visit, there is some potential for remains of archaeological interest to be present within the proposed development area, in particular remains of medieval date.

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