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placename:- Jacks Yak
other name:- Towd Yak
other name:- Lowther Oak
site name:- Lowther Park
locality:- Newtown
parish Lowther parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
tree; oak
coordinates:- NY52582428
10Km square:- NY52

1Km square NY5224

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Jacks Yak -- Lowther Park -- Newtown -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 6.2.2008
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Jacks Yak -- Lowther Park -- Newtown -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 6.2.2008

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tiny photograph, 
button to large Jacks Yak -- Lowther Park -- Newtown -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 6.2.2008

Gnarled example of an oak, Quercus sp. with one branch propped up; tradition says the Lowther Family will suffer if a branch touches the ground. This is the Luck of Lowther.

references Richardson, Keith: 2011: Jack's Yak: River Greta Writer (Keswick, Cumbria):: ISBN 978 0 9559640 2 2
Robertson, Dawn & Koronka, Peter: 1992: Secrets and Legends of Old Westmorland: Pagan Press (Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria) & Cumbria CC (library service)
Bradshaw, Amy: 1991 (after): Ancient Interesting and Unusual Trees of Cumbria: Cumbria Broadleaves (Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria):: ISBN 0 9524961 0 0

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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