Broadwood settlement

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Thornton in Lonsdale
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Broadwood settlement from the air MYD1480 © A J G Crawshaw, 2004

Broadwood settlement from the air MYD1480 © A J G Crawshaw, 2004

A rectangular earthwork enclosure about 65 by 50 metres, surrounded by a single bank. Inside it is divided into smaller enclosures and there are the possible remains of buildings. Excavations in 2003 provided evidence that the settlement dates to the Romano-British period. A 17th century lime kiln was also discovered on the site.


Johnson, David (ed) (2004) Excavation of Broadwood Enclosure, Thornton in Lonsdale, North Yorkshire. Ingleton: Ingleborough Archaeology Group


From Ingleton centre follow signs to Waterfalls Walk. To right of entrance to Waterfalls Walk take public footpath signed 'Thornton Hall'. After 150 metres reach kissing gate, view site on right over field gate. No public access.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Ingleton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Footpath has steep incline at start. Rough and muddy in places. Stone step stile and kissing gate.