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placename:- Gill Head
other name:- Gillhead
locality:- Butterwick
parish Bampton parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY50461912
10Km square:- NY51

1Km square NY5019


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

hearsay 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

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