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placename:- Askham Bridge
locality:- Askham
parish Askham parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
bridge
coordinates:- NY51842394
10Km square:- NY52

1Km square NY5123

photograph

Askham Bridge -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- 29.9.2005
photograph

Askham Bridge -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- Foundation stone:- -- 'ON SEPTEMBER XVII MDCCCXCVII THIS STONE WAS LAID BY THE COUNTESS OF LONSDALE' -- 29.9.2005

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 7 8)

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

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, b/w, Askham Bridge, Askham, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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double line, road, across a stream; bridge
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
image MD10NY52, button   goto source.
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Double line over the stream.
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, soft ground etching, Askham Bridge, Askham, Westmorland, by William Green, published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809.
Plate 44 in Seventy Eight Studies from Nature.
printed in introductory pages to set of prints:-
Number 44. Askham Bridge is over the river Lowther, at the western extremity of the village of Askham, about six miles from Penrith. On the opposite side of the river, and not a quarter of a mile from the bridge, is Lowther Hall, the magnificent gothic Mansion of the Earl of Lonsdale; designed by the ingenious Mr. Smirke, Junr. The trees at Lowther, particularly those that lie towards Penrith, are sublime from their antiquity; and perhaps, as landscape studies, superior to most to be met with in this island. A gentleman of universally acknowledged taste, describes the river Lowther, ornamented by its trees, as exhibiting scenes of superior beauty, and highy worthy the attention of those who would profit by the study of landscape nature.
printed at bottom:-
ASKHAM BRIDGE / Published Ambleside, Augst. 1st. 1809, by W. Green.

placename:- Askham Bridge
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, Askham Bridge, drawn and engraved by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1809.
A single span stone bridge spans a glassy stream the far bank of which is fringed with trees which clothe the steep hill side. The near bank is a rock formation of flat stone slabs.
printed at bottom centre:-
ASKHAM BRIDGE. Published Ambleside. Augst 1st 1809 by W. Green.

placename:- Askham Bridge
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
ASKHAM BRIDGE / / / ASKHAM / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74405 / NY5184023903
ASKHAM BRIDGE / / / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74333 / NY5184923907
courtesy of English Heritage
Road bridge. Dated 1897. Pink sandstone ashlar. Single-span segmental arch with recessed voussoirs, string course and solid parapets with chamfered coping. The abutments have stepped buttresses to support 4 rectangular pedes- trian refuges. One of the parapet stones inscribed ON SEPTEMBER XVII MDCCCXCVII THIS STONE WAS LAID BY THE COUNTESS OF LONSDALE. Listed for group value with Church of St Peter. This lies partly in Lowther C.P.
courtesy of English Heritage
Road bridge. Dated on parapet stone and inscribed ON SEPTEMBER XVII MDCCCXCVII THIS STONE WAS LAID BY THE COUNTESS OF LONSDALE. Pink sandstone ashlar. Single-span segmental arch with recessed voussoirs, string course and solid parapets with chamfered coping. The abutments have stepped buttresses to support 4 rectangular pedestrian refuges. This lies partly in Askham C.P.

placename:- Askham Bridge
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY51842390
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Askham Bridge -- Askham -- Askham -- Cumbria / -- cut bench mark on SW pier. -- 29.9.2005

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