• Description

    "Within this area there have been stone-age finds in the fields and iron-age settlements have been recorded around the town on high ground. The Romans had a fort called Verterae at Brough that guarded the main east to west route with old roads believed to have come south. Whilst we have no evidence of very early occupation in the town, it is thought that the area known as The Green was the earliest village area prior to Danish settlement. Around the 10th century much of the area was settled by Danish, often referred to as Vikings. Many of our local places have old Norse names. Kirk-by is said to mean a church....."
  • Owner

    Kirkby Stephen Town Council
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.kirkby-stephen.com/local-history/a-short-history-of-kirkby-stephen/
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 6 months ago
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