Bampton parish, once in
Gill Head -- Butterwick -- Bampton -- Cumbria / -- Sheep, recently shorn and marked:- -- 'Gill Head, Butterwick, Askham ... Helton Fell stock: ... black H on near side high mid ribs, red pop on far hook.' -- 30.7.2007
Isaac Cookson lived here. A picture of him with a Herdwick
ewe across his shoulders has become the icon of
lakeland shepherding. He attended the shepherds' meet at
Mardale 64 times.
|Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013|