Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Dog Kennel Lane Project focussed on a small area west of the A1 motorway. This incorporates ancient river crossings, Roman remains, 16th century properties on the Newby Hall Estate and the remnants of a Victorian brickworks.
The project was set up by Boroughbridge and District Historical Society and involved 15 months of research in 2014-15. Members consulted archives, examined maps and aerial photographs, including digital imagery; gathered oral history, carried out field walking and geophysics. In 2014 HLF awarded the Society £10,000 for an archaeological research project covering a small area in the parishes of Langthorpe and Newby-with-Mulwith, north of the River Ure and west of the A1M. The Study Group worked under the guidance of professional Community Archaeologist Kevin Cale.
Society members can now download the whole project as a PDF file (86 pages, 20MB) from the members’ area of this site.
Or you can start reading the online version (currently under construction, not yet complete!) on our website here: Introduction and Background – or use the links in the menu above.