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Bark Mill, Ambleside
Bark Mill
site name:-   Stock Ghyll
locality:-   Ambleside
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   water mill
locality type:-   mill
locality type:-   fulling mill
coordinates:-   NY37640458 (?) 
1Km square:-   NY3704
10Km square:-   NY30

evidence:-   old text:- Green 1810
placename:-  Bark Mill
source data:-   Set of prints, soft ground etchings, Sixty Studies from Nature, by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, drawn 1808-10, published 1810.
image GN14p022, button  goto source
page 22:-  "The bark mill is the property of Messrs. Sewart, Tanners, in Ambleside."
"The Bark Mill in the last print, composes likewise a part of the present, and the water which turns the wheel is conveyed in a spout from the corn mill, which is seen upon the opposite side of the river. ..."

evidence:-   old print:- Green 1810 (plate 8) 
placename:-  Bark Mill
item:-  water wheelmill ladeweir
source data:-   Print, soft ground etching, Bark Mill, Ambleside, Westmorland, by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1810.
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Plate 8 in Sixty Studies from Nature, 1810. 
printed at bottom:-  "BARK MILL, AMBLESIDE. / Drawn and Engraved by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, June 24, 1810."
item:-  Armitt Library : A6641.8
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Fulling mill from 15th century, bark mill from 17th century, closed 1880.

Kelly, Michelle &Walsh, Deborah: 2015: Mills of Ambleside: Armitt Trust (Ambleside, Cumbria):: ISBN 0 953944 4 8

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