Land off Haggs Lane, Cartmel

Land off Haggs Lane, Cartmel, Cumbria: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment

As part of pre-planning consultation for a proposed residential development on land off Haggs Lane, Cartmel, Cumbria, Greenlane Archaeology was commissioned to carry out a desk-based assessment of the site. The site is to the south-east of the centre of the village of Cartmel, south of Haggs Lane. The site has been an open field since at least 1807, although the larger field, of which it formed part, has seen some development relatively recently. Information contained in the Historic Environment Record revealed a variety of sites within the study area, including a number of stray finds of medieval date or Roman date, many of which are not well located. The known history of the site is dominated by the development of Cartmel Priory in the late 12th century. The site is close to at least one area of potentially early iron mining and the name of the nearby ‘Pit Farm’ to the north might be indicative of more mining activity nearby.

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