Report number: 10/2014

Title NAIS Upland Pilot, Burton-in-Kendal and Dalton, Cumbria and Lancashire: An Archaeological Landscape Investigation
Summary This report describes the results of a survey interpreting, mapping and recording archaeological features visible on aerial photographs and lidar, followed by ground-based reconnaissance, in a project area located to the east of the M6 motorway, centred around the town of Burton-in-Kendal and the site of the settlement of Dalton, providing a synthesis of the archaeology and analysing its character, diversity, distribution and associations in the landscape. This study forms part of the National Archaeological Identification Survey (NAIS): Upland Pilot, carried out between February 2013 and September 2014, and covers a total area of 9sq km. Digital maps and supporting records were created by a HLF-funded Historic Environment Placement working within English Heritage’s Aerial Investigation and Mapping Team and Assessment Team (North) based in York, as part of the placement’s training in Non-Intrusive Survey Techniques. The project identified and mapped sites ranging from later prehistory to the 20th century. New records were made for 68 sites and 14 existing records were enhanced during the aerial and ground-based elements of the project.
Series Research Department Reports
Pages 41
  • Hardwick, Ian
Keywords Aerial Photograph Interpretation ,  Analytical Landscape Survey ,  Medieval ,  National Mapping Programme ,  Post Medieval ,  Settlement