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Crake Mill, Spark Bridge
Crake Mill
locality:-   Spark Bridge
civil parish:-   Egton with Newland (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   mill
locality type:-   textile mill (cotton) 
locality type:-   water mill
coordinates:-   SD30418503 (?) 
1Km square:-   SD3085
10Km square:-   SD38

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 11 4) 
placename:-  Crake Mill
source data:-   Maps, 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.
"Crake Mill (Cotton)"

Existed before 1742, perhaps a woollen mill; cotton mill from 1774; extended 1820; ceased cottons by 1867; continued making swill baskets; demolished 1950s.
The mill owners issued their own bank notes in 1790.

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