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site name:- Ashness Bridge
locality:- Ashness
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
parish St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
viewpoint; station
coordinates:- NY26981970
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2619

photograph

station, Ashness Bridge -- Ashness Bridge -- Ashness -- Borrowdale and St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn -- Cumbria / -- Looking downstream; Joseph Farington's view, as near as can be judged. -- 17.2.2007

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 168:-
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Ashness.- ... Above the fall of Lodore, the view of the lake of Keswick, with the gleaming surface of Bassenthwaite in the distance, is particularly fine.
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- Farington 1789 (plate 1)

20 engravings, Views of the Lakes in Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by Joseph Farington, published by William Byrne, London, 1789.
thumbnail BMZ87, button to large image
Print, engraving, General View of Derwentwater, painted by Joseph Farington, engraved by W Byrne and T Medland, published by W Byrne, 79 Titchfield Street, London, 1784.
A packhorse on Ashness Bridge in the foreground, Derwent Water with many islands.
Plate 1 from Views of the Lakes, &c, in Cumberland and Westmorland, published 1789.
date:- 1784
period:- 18th century, late

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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