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placename:- Abbey Bridge
locality:- Shap Abbey
site name:- Lowther, River
parish Shap Rural parish, once in Westmorland
parish Shap parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
bridge
coordinates:- NY54731534
10Km square:- NY51

1Km square NY5415

photograph

Abbey Bridge -- Shap Abbey -- Lowther, River -- Shap Rural and Shap -- Cumbria / -- 22.7.2005

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 14 13)

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:- Abbey Bridge
bridge
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old print:- Green 1819

Guide book, 2 volumes, The Tourist's New Guide, by William Green, Ambleside, published by R Lough and Co, Chronicle Office, Finkle Street, Kendal, and others, 1819 and 1820.
thumbnail GN0113, button to large image
Print, soft ground etching, Shap Abbey, Westmorland, by William Green, 1820, published by R Lough and Co, Chronicle Office, Finkle Street, Kendal, and others, 1820.
Tipped in opposite vol.1 p.377 of The Tourist's New Guide, by William Green.
printed at bottom right, centre:-
Vol.I, page 377, line 9. / SHAP ABBEY. / Published at Ambleside, by Wm. Green, 1820.
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
Just downstream of the bridge is a narrow path leading towards the river, ending some feet above water level. This is not understood. One suggestion was that it was to herd sheep to drop in the water, a sheep wash; we have NO evidence to support this idea.
tiny photograph, 
button to large Abbey Bridge -- Shap Abbey -- Lowther, River -- Shap Rural and Shap -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Abbey Bridge -- Shap Abbey -- Lowther, River -- Shap Rural and Shap -- Cumbria / -- 18.7.2010

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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