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viewpoint, Ashness Bridge
site name:-   Ashness Bridge
locality:-   Ashness
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   viewpoint
coordinates:-   NY26981970
1Km square:-   NY2619
10Km square:-   NY21

BNE36.jpg  Looking downstream; Joseph Farington's view, as near as can be judged.
(taken 17.2.2007)  

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
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 FD01P168, button  goto source
Page 168:-  "..."
"Ashness.- ... Above the fall of Lodore, the view of the lake of Keswick, with the gleaming surface of Bassenthwaite in the distance, is particularly fine."

evidence:-   old print:- Farington 1789 (plate 1) 
item:-  packhorse
source data:-   Print, engraving, General View of Derwentwater, painted by Joseph Farington, engraved by W Byrne and T Medland, published by W Byrne, 79 Titchfield Street, London, 1784.
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A packhorse on Ashness Bridge in the foreground, Derwent Water with many islands. 
Plate 1 from Views of the Lakes, &c, in Cumberland and Westmorland, published 1789. 
item:-  Dove Cottage : Lowther.51
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