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placename:- Barnscar
other name:- City of Barnscar
other name:- City of Bardscar
site name:- Birker Moor
parish Muncaster parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
british settlement
coordinates:- SD133959
10Km square:- SD19

1Km square SD1395

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 83 9)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Barnscar
antiquity
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
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... On Birkby Fell, the antiquarian may find employment for his conjectural genius in researches among the ruins of the city of Barnscar, the site of which is an oblong of three hundred yards by
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one hundred yards. Silver coins have been found in the ruins.

placename:- City of Barnscar
other name:- Barnscar
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
image OT01P082, button   goto source.
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A plot of ground near the foot of Devoke Water exhibits traces of numerous buildings in the form of streets. It is called the city of Barnscar.

placename:- City of Barnscar
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

hearsay Hut circles and enclosures. Collared urns, bronze age, have been found under some of the cairns.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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