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placename:- Buckbarrow Well
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY47800764
10Km square:- NY40
Altitude 967 feet

1Km square NY4707


Buckbarrow Well -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 25.7.2004

Buckbarrow Well -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 19.7.2009

descriptive text:- Wilson 1912

Book, Longsleddale, by F M Wilson, published by T Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1912.
There is a famous well not far from Buckbarrow, the neighbourhood of which is a happy hunting ground for botanists in search of rare plants. Sweet violets, wild geraniums, globe flowers, occasionally a butterfly orchid, royal ferns, parsley ferns, staghorn moss, all flourish here.
date:- 1912
period:- 1910s

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 27 2)

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.

placename:- Buckbarrow Well
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

tiny photograph, 
button to large Buckbarrow Well -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 19.7.2009

The well is 'pretty' a welling up of a small stream into a pool under a rock. The site is reputed to be rich in alpine flowers.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2008

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