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Brough, sometimes known as Brough under Stainmore, is a village and civil parish in the Eden district of Cumbria, England, on the western fringe of the Pennines near Stainmore. The village is on the A66 trans-Pennine road, and the Swindale Beck, and is about 8mi south east of Appleby-in-Westmorland. Brough is situated 5mi north east of Kirkby Stephen and 28mi north east of Kendal on the A685.Brough lies within the historic boundaries of the ancient county of Westmorland. At the 2001 census it had a population of 680, increasing to 751 at the 2011 Census.HistoryThe village is on the site of the Roman fort of Verterae ("The Forts"), on the northern leg of the Roman-era Watling Street, linking Luguvalium (Carlisle) with Eboracum (York) and points south. 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 built in the 11th century within the northern part of the former fort.
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