The Howgill Fells project began in June 1992 as an extension to the Yorkshire Dales NMP project, in order to complete the archaeological mapping of the whole area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The full extent of the fifteen Ordnance Survey map sheets, which included the National Park in Cumbria, was covered by the project. The mapping was carried out at 1:10,560 scale, and to the same standards as the Yorkshire Dales Project.
The transcriptions were also used as the basis of a Rapid Identification Survey by the RCHME Field Team from Newcastle undertaken in 1993. Subsequently about a dozen sites were identified for more detailed survey, and this was undertaken over the autumn and winter of 1993-4. A short paper, 'Recent archaeological fieldwork in the Howgill Fells by the RCHME', was published in the Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society: vol 96 (1996).
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