Sir John Barrow Way (Lund Farm), Ulverston

Sir John Barrow Way (Lund Farm), Ulverston, Cumbria: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment

Greenlane Archaeology carried out a desk-based assessment prior to the submission of a planning application for a proposed residential development on land to the south of Sir John Barrow Way at Lund Farm, Ulverston. The majority of the known archaeological finds and sites within the study area relate to its development in the post-medieval period, following the development of the Ulverston Canal and the Furness Railway, yet place-name evidence suggests activity at the site in the Viking period as ‘lund’ is a Norse word meaning sacred grove. Maps of the area show that it has remained undeveloped since at least 1832 and former field boundaries shown on the earliest maps are still apparent as earthworks.

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