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placename:- Stockley Bridge
site name:- Grains Gill
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
packhorse bridge; bridge
coordinates:- NY23461090
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2310


Stockley Bridge -- Grains Gill -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 26.2.2007

Stockley Bridge -- Grains Gill -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 26.2.2007

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 155:-
The descent upon Stockley bridge is easy; and the bridge itself was, a few years since, a favourite subject for sketches. A more picturesque one we never saw: but it has been spoiled in the repairing.- ...
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 70:-
After leaving ... Seathwaite, keeping Taylor's Gill on the right, Stockley Bridge will tempt the artist to make a momento of it, ...

placename:- Stockley Bridge
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
Packhorse bridge. Early or mid C18. Slate rubble. Narrow single-span humped-back bridge, with split-slate voussoirs under low parapet. Shown on a lithograph by William Green in 1814.

placename:- Stockley Bridge
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY23461090
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

tiny photograph, 
button to large Stockley Bridge -- Grains Gill -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 26.2.2007

hearsay Widened 1887, washed away in floods 1966 after 5 inches of rain in an hour. It was rebuilt, and now has 15 foot span, 6 ft 4 ins between parapets. On packhorse route from Seathwaite over Sty Head Pass to Wasdale.

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