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Bolton Lane End Turnpike, Crackenthorpe
Bolton Lane End Turnpike
Crackenthorpe Turnpike
site name:-   road, Appleby to Penrith
civil parish:-   Crackenthorpe (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   toll gate (site) 
coordinates:-   NY65362312
1Km square:-   NY6523
10Km square:-   NY62

BSH13.jpg (taken 12.3.2010)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 9) 
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.
"Bolton Lane End T.P."

Richard Atkinson, of the Elephant Inn, also known as Brockram Dick, used to keep the Crackenthorpe toll gate in the late 18th century. He said he once saw Peg Sleddal's ghost, seated in an old coach pulled by six black horses with flaming eyes, come through the turn pike, when a helm wind was blowing.

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