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placename:- Askham Mill
site name:- Lowther, River
locality:- Askham
parish Askham parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
water mill; mill
coordinates:- NY51722405
10Km square:- NY52

1Km square NY5124

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 7)

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.
Corn Mill
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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.
thumbnail J5NY52SW, button to large image
circle with rays; water mill
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old painting:-
thumbnail PR1296, button to large image
Painting, oil painting, Askham Mill, by Samuel Bough, 1856.
Fine autumn day; Askham mill stands to right of composition beside a shallow stream. A mounted horseman approaches it from the foreground, leading a second horse. Tall oak trees stand on the left hand bank, at the foot of a sloping field. In the middle distance the stream is crossed by a two span stone bridge beyond which lie a distant lake and fells, bathed in the glow of approaching sunset.
There was a corn mill at Askham, but a view with a bridge behind does not have a lake behind that. ...
date:- 1856
period:- 19th century, late

old painting:-
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Painting, oil painting, Askham Mill, Askham, Westmorland, by Samuel Bough, about 1856.
Autumnal landscape; in centre foreground a lone fisherman stands on the bank of a wide shallow river, his back towards the viewer, his rod raised in his right hand. To left of composition stands a small stone mill, its chimney smoking. The left bank of the river is heavily wooded.
inscribed (?) at reverse:-
Askham Mill by S Bough

placename:- Askham Mill
date:- 1856
period:- 19th century, late

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Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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