Low Borrowdale Farm, Tebay, Cumbria: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment
Prior to the submission of a planning application and Listed Building consent application for alterations to the house and conversion of the attached barn at Low Borrowdale Farm, Tebay, Cumbria, Greenlane Archaeology was commissioned to carry out an archaeological desk-based assessment. The house and adjoining barn are Grade II Listed, and are thought to date to the 17th and late 18th/early 19th century, respectively. The dating of the house appears to be based largely on the former presence of an inscribed cupboard, bearing the date 1685 together with the initials TMT.
The map progression showed that the farm buildings were mapped in detail on four separate occasions from 1841 to 1912, and that the greatest change within this period took place between 1858 and 1879. The document progression found references to the farm from the 18th century onwards. However, when the Orton and Kendal parish registers were examined to find a match with inscriptions on the cupboard, none was found.
The full report is available on the Archaeology Data Service website: https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-700-1/dissemination/pdf/greenlan1-156965_1.pdf