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Sour Milk Gill (2)
Sour Milk Gill
locality:-   Seathwaite
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   river
1Km square:-   NY2212
10Km square:-   NY21

BLY03.jpg (taken 24.4.2006)  
BSU03.jpg (taken 26.2.2007)  

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
image OT01P046, button  goto source
Page 46:-  "SOUR-MILK GILL is a name applied to some mountain torrents, on account of their frothy whiteness resembling Butter-milk from the churn. We have Sour-milk Gill near Buttermere, Sour-milk Gill in Grasmere, and Sour-milk Gill near the Black-lead Mine in Borrowdale."

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Sourmilk Gill
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
"Sourmilk Gill"
two lines across a stream, waterfall 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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BNG34.jpg (taken 26.2.2007)  
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BSU04.jpg (taken 26.2.2007)  
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