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place:- Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale
site name:- Nether Bower
locality:- Longsleddale
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
garage
Altitude 515 feet
coordinates:- NY50580202
10Km square:- NY50

1Km square NY5002

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Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Distances and zodiac signs on the garage. -- A row of panels in the cast concrete, near the top includes 'YARMOUTH 267', a vertical panel has the Zodiac signs, from the top, for Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. -- 30.3.2004
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Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Distances and zodiac signs on the garage. -- A row of panels in the cast concrete, near the top includes 'LONDON 261 MLS', a vertical panel has the Zodiac signs, from the top, for Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. -- 30.3.2004

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button to large Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Inscription over the door of the garage. -- 'HAIL! BELOVED ONES' -- 1.3.2006
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button to large Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Inscription left of door of the garage. -- 'AW 1921' -- AW is Alfred Wilson. -- 1.3.2006
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button to large Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Inscription left of the door of the garage. -- 'MHT FECIT' -- MHT is Matthew H Thompson. -- 1.3.2006
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button to large Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- The garage. -- 1.3.2006

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tiny photograph, 
button to large Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- The front:- -- 'HAIL! BELOVED ONES' -- 'AW / 1921' -- 'MHT / FECIT' -- and a reverse number 4. -- 26.5.2008
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button to large Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- The road side of the garage. -- 26.5.2008
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button to large Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Road side: zodiak signs, top to bottom - Aries, Taurus, Gemini; and:- -- 'LAT 54 24 N' -- 'LONG [2 45 W]' -- These are the correct latitude and longitude coordinates of the garage. -- 26.5.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Road side: zodiak signs, top to bottom - Cancer, Leo, Virgo; AND:- -- 'ALT 520 FT' -- 'EDINBURGH [138]' -- The altitude is about right for the garage (not the house). -- 26.5.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large Nether Bower garage, Longsleddale -- Nether Bower -- Longsleddale -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- Road side: zodiak signs, left top to bottom - Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, right top to bottom - Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces; and:- -- 'YARMOUTH 267' -- 'LONDON 261 MLS' -- 26.5.2008

hearsay The garage at Nether Bower was built in the 1921 by Alfred Wilson. The basic structure is cast concrete, marks of the shuttering can still be seen.
The owner, 2004, had no idea why there are zodiak symbols on the sides. The places with distances are believed to be where relatives of Mr Wilson lived. Over the door to the garage there is said to be a quotation from Wordsworth, if uncovered the whole frontal might fall down!
A new owner, 2005, has cleared the ivy. The quotation on the front is:-
HAIL! BELOVED ONES
but this doesn't seem to be by Wordsworth or anyone else. The owner suggests the zodiac signs are of Mr Wilson's beloved ones, his relatives, but this seems a like wishful thinking - unless the relatives were born in under exact sequence of zodiac signs. Mr Wilson's initials and date and the builder's initials are on the front of the garage. All the signs of the zodiak are on the side. A motto:-
Aspice et abi
Look and go (?)
is on the right side top.

observation The latest owners have had the garage restored; and it stands proud with a new coat of paint, May 2008. All the inscriptions can now be seen, though some cannot be read.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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