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Rough How Bridge, St John's Castlerigg etc
Rough How Bridge
site name:-   Naddle Beck
site name:-   road, Ambleside to Keswick
civil parish:-   St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   bridge
coordinates:-   NY30042064
1Km square:-   NY3020
10Km square:-   NY32
SummaryText:-   This is the middle of three bridges crossing the stream here.

BMX16.jpg (taken 23.10.2006)  
BMX17.jpg  Inscribed stone:-
"C.C.C. / ROUGH HOW BRIDGE / BUILT 1904" (taken 23.10.2006)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 64 11) 
placename:-  Roughow Bridge
source data:-   Maps, 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.

evidence:-   old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96) 
source data:-   Road strip map, hand coloured engraving, the Road from Kendal to Cockermouth, and the Road from Egremond to Carlisle, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675.
In mile 26, Cumberland. 
Road crosses:-  "a Stone bridg and brook"
no bridge drawn. 
item:-  JandMN : 22
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
placename:-  Rougha Bridge
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
image FD01P050, button  goto source
Page 50:-  "... Rougha Bridge is another sketch with its neighbouring crags, that should grace the portfolio."

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