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Brownber, Ravenstonedale
civil parish:-   Ravenstonedale (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY70480569 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY7005
10Km square:-   NY70

BSP15.jpg  Smit mark, Swaledale sheep.
(taken 30.4.2010)  
BSP16.jpg  Smit mark, Swaledale sheep.
(taken 30.4.2010)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 29 8) 
placename:-  Brownber
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:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Brownber
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet? 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
placename:-  Browber
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
block/s, labelled in italic lowercase; house, or hamlet 
item:-  JandMN : 129
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
placename:-  Brounber
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
image G825A513, button  goto source
Gentleman's Magazine 1825 part 1 p.513 
From the Compendium of County History:-  "Fothergill, Thomas, benefactor to his native parish, Brounber in Ravenstonedale."

BSP22.jpg  Brownber House.
(taken 30.4.2010)  

Mrs Gaunt was a daughter of Anthony Fothergill of Brownber. She was a protestant, and during the Monmouth Rebellion she sheltered one of the rebels. The rebel informed on her; she was tried by Judge Jeffries, condemned to death and burnt at the stake at Tyburn, London, 1685.
Stained glass in the church at Ravenstonedale remembers her.

BSP39.jpg (taken 30.4.2010)  

NY70390570 barn, Brownber (Ravenstonedale)
NY85830776 Brownber Edge (Winton)
NY70620565 Brownber Farm (Ravenstonedale)
NY70490596 Brownber Hall (Ravenstonedale) L
NY70510570 Brownber Lane (Ravenstonedale)
NY85760674 Brownber Tarn (Winton)
NY70710565 Grimy Keld (Ravenstonedale)
NY70270570 Low House (Ravenstonedale) gone?
NY70570571 Tower House (Ravenstonedale) L
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