Brough Village

Brough Village in Cumbria, England

Quoted from Wikipedia:

Brough is a village and civil parish in the Eden district of Cumbria (formerly Cumberland), England. It is located on the western fringe of the Pennines, and is about eight miles southeast of Appleby.

The village [of Brough] is on the site of the Roman fort of Verterae, or Verteris, on the Roman road linking Carlisle with Ermine Street. The area of the rectangular fort, which once occupied the land to the south of the Swindale Beck, is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Brough Castle was originally built in the 11th century within the northern part of the former fort.

Brough has historically been divided into Market Brough, to the north, and Church Brough, to the south, and centered on the castle and St. Michael's Church. In 1977 this division was made physical by the construction of the Brough bypass dual carriageway, taking the A66 away from the village main street.

St. Michael's Church also dates back to the Norman period, and may have suffered during William I of Scotland's attack on the castle in 1174. The church was enlarged in the 14th century, and again in the early 16th, when most of the existing structure was built. The tower was constructed by Thomas Blenkinsop of Helbeck in 1513. Repairs and improvements continue to this day.

Most of the photographs shown below were taken by Philip and Bebe Brough in April 2010

Above map from Super Scale Great Britain Road Atlas AZ (Geographers' A-Z Map Company)