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Askham Mill, Askham
Askham Mill
site name:-   Lowther, River
locality:-   Askham
civil parish:-   Askham (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   water mill
locality type:-   mill
coordinates:-   NY51722405
1Km square:-   NY5124
10Km square:-   NY52

CFT30.jpg (taken 15.12.2016)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 7) 
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.
"Corn Mill"

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
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 with rays; water mill 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old painting:- 
source data:-   Painting, oil painting, Askham Mill, by Samuel Bough, 1856.
image  click to enlarge
Fine autumn day; Askham mill stands to right of composition beside a shallow stream. A mounted horseman approaches it from the foreground, leading a second horse. Tall oak trees stand on the left hand bank, at the foot of a sloping field. In the middle distance the stream is crossed by a two span stone bridge beyond which lie a distant lake and fells, bathed in the glow of approaching sunset. 
There was a corn mill at Askham, but a view with a bridge behind does not have a lake behind that. ... 
item:-  Tullie House Museum : 1978.108.180
Image © Tullie House Museum

evidence:-   old painting:- 
placename:-  Askham Mill
item:-  fishing
source data:-   Painting, oil painting, Askham Mill, Askham, Westmorland, by Samuel Bough, about 1856.
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Autumnal landscape; in centre foreground a lone fisherman stands on the bank of a wide shallow river, his back towards the viewer, his rod raised in his right hand. To left of composition stands a small stone mill, its chimney smoking. The left bank of the river is heavily wooded. 
inscribed (?) at reverse:-  "Askham Mill by S Bough"
item:-  Tullie House Museum : 1976.53.2
Image © Tullie House Museum

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