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placename:- Sour Milk Gill
locality:- Seathwaite
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
river
coordinates:- NY2212
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2212

photograph

Sour Milk Gill -- Seathwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 24.4.2006
photograph

Sour Milk Gill -- Seathwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- NY23001226 (about) -- 26.2.2007

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Sourmilk Gill
two lines across a stream, waterfall

placename:- Sourmilk Gill
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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Page 46:-
SOUR-MILK GILL is a name applied to some mountain torrents, on account of their frothy whiteness resembling Butter-milk from the churn. We have Sour-milk Gill near Buttermere, Sour-milk Gill in Grasmere, and Sour-milk Gill near the Black-lead Mine in Borrowdale.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sour Milk Gill -- Seathwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 26.2.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sour Milk Gill -- Seathwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 26.2.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sour Milk Gill -- Seathwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- NY23001226 (about) -- 26.2.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sour Milk Gill -- Seathwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- NY22871224 (about) -- 26.2.2007

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