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placename:- Yew Tree Farm
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
building/s; workplace
coordinates:- SD31949986
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3199

photograph

Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- -- 3.9.2007
photograph

Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Barn with a spinning gallery. -- 3.9.2007

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

This is presumably the Coniston Limestone Series?
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.
image OT01P158, button   goto source.
Page 158:-
The THIRD division - forming only inferior elevations - commences with a bed of dark-blue or blackish transition limestone, containing here and there a few shells and madrepores, and alternating with a slaty rock of the same colour; the different layers of each being in some places several feet, in others only a few inches in thickness. This limestone crosses the river Duddon near Broughton; passing Broughton Mills it runs in a north-east direction through Torver, by the foot of the Old Man mountain, and appears near Low Yewdale and Yew Tree. Here it makes a considerable slip to the eastward, after which it ranges past the Tarns upon the hills above Borwick Ground; and stretching through Skelwith, it crosses the head of Windermere near Low Wood Inn. Then passing above Dovenest and Skelgill, it traverses the vales of Troutbeck, Kentmere, and Long Sleddale;
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
YEW TREE FARMHOUSE / / A 593 / CONISTON / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76785 / SD3194899864

placename:- Yew Tree Farm
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD31949986
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
BARN TO SOUTH WEST OF YEW TREE FARMHOUSE / / A593 (N SIDE) / CONISTON / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 76786 / SD3193499841
district:- South Lakeland
listed building -- barn
coordinates:- SD31939984
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- For the pigs? -- 3.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Barn with a spinning gallery. -- 15.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Barn with a spinning gallery. -- 3.9.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Turkey. -- 18.6.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- 15.11.2011

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Tyeing up a leg of lamb. -- 15.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Weighing. -- 15.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Wrapping in freezer pack. -- 15.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Knives and bone saw. -- 15.11.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yew Tree Farm -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Van. -- 15.11.2011

hearsay Beatrix Potter bought the farm in the 1930s. She encouraged her tenants to serve teas to visitors.

hearsay 17 yew trees are planted along a wall of vertical slate slabs here. One tenant:-
He had a fit wife and he was a fit fella and ivery time they had a child they planted a tree ...
The farm is named for a large yew tree which was said to be 700 years old when it fell in 1896.
Richardson, Keith: 2011: Jack's Yak: River Greta Writer (Keswick, Cumbria):: ISBN 978 0 9559640 2 2

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