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Clack, P.A.G. & Gosling, P.F. 1976. Archaeology in the North. Report of the Northern Archaeological Survey; Northern Archaeological Survey with HMSO

Poorly edited catalogue of sites, mentions Herd Law as "Calfstone Sike"

Fairbairn, R.A. & Robertson, A.F. 2007. "Whitley Shielings in Gilderdale near Alston" Archaeologia Aeliana 5th Series, v36, pp257-266

Survey, but no excavation, of a group of 20 shielings, some with enclosures.

Graham T.H.B. (ed.) 1934. The Barony of Gilsland. Lord William Howard's Survey, Taken in 1603; CWAAS Extra Series, Vol. XVI, Kendal

Haldane, A.R.B. 1997. Drove Roads of Scotland; Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh

Comprehensive, Contains chapters on S Scotland & Beyond the Border

Mounsey, G.G. [1865] Gillesland: a brief historical and statistical notice of its locality and mineral waters; Printed by John Irving Lonsdale, Carlisle.

Self-published review of a lifetime's collection of historical documents relating to the Gilsland Spa estate and surroundings. Quirky and opinionated, but nevertheless one of the best (and most plagiarised) sources for this area. Rare, but copies in Carlisle Library & Record Office & Entire text online.

Ramm, H G, McDowall, R W, Mercer, E. 1970. Shielings and Bastles; HMSO (RCHM)

Still the standard work on shielings & farmsteads in this area. A good attempt to catalogue and categorise late- and post-mediaeval ruins before many were destroyed by afforestation.

Richardson, G.G.S. 1979. "King’s Stables - An Early Shieling on Black Lyne Common, Bewcastle"; CWAAS 79(NS), p19

Contained 14th century pottery; associated stack stand and enclosure.

Todd, J.M. 2005. "British (Cumbric) Place-Names in the Barony of Gilsland, Cumbria"; In: B.C. Jones, W.G. Wiseman & J.M. Todd (eds.) Trans. CWAAS, Series III, pp89-102

Thought-provoking extension of some ideas concerning the relevance of Cumbric place names in elucidating the history of North Cumbria. Recent analysis of the Lanercost Cartulary has added new forms and names, catalogued and utilised here.

Woodside, R. & Crow, J. 1999. Hadrian's Wall An Historic Landscape; National Trust

Contains a wealth of information about the history of the National Trust estate around Housesteads.

 

 

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