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place:- house, Shap
locality:- Shap
parish Shap parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY56211544
10Km square:- NY51

1Km square NY5615

AM usually stands for anno mundi, used by the Hebrew calendar whose epoch was 3760/1 BC. This would make the date 5815 equivalent to AD 2055 which ain't possible. An alternative suggestion is the that the epoch used was 22 October 4004 BC, the date of creation calculated by James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh. This gives a more credible date for the lintel, 1811.

house, Shap -- Shap -- Shap -- Cumbria / -- 26.9.2008

house, Shap -- Shap -- Shap -- Cumbria / -- Date stone:- -- 'Tho. Cooper. A.M. 5815' -- 26.9.2008 -- NY56211544 (at)

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