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Adamthwaite Archive

"The website IS the one-name study!"



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photos from around Sedbergh and Bowes

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NOTES on the photos:


1. Rev Adamthwaite's school at Bowes - the school held in this building was the inspiration for Charles Dickens' Dotheboys Hall - see the article about the Seven Reverends Adamthwaite in the Miscellany section


2/3. cottages at Settlebeck - one of these cottages was owned by Rev William Adamthwaite


4. Holebeck Farm with High and Low Branthwaite in the distance - this view of Frostrow Fell near Sedbergh shows Holebeck Farm in the foreground (William Adamthwaite died here in 1696) and Upper and Lower Branthwaites behind (his great grandson, also William died here in 1776). In 1843 Low Branthwaites was owned by a Vipond Adamthwaite - presumably William, one of the sons of Thomas and Lucy (Vipond) - see the article 'a tale of tragedy, bigamy and intrigue'


5. Garsdalerigg and the Howgills - several Adamthwaites lived and farmed here - John (1639-1720), William (1647-1699) and John junior (b~1678)


6-9. cottages at Hallbank - these photos are all of cottages at Hallbank, which is a cluster of cottages and land - owned at various times by various Adamthwaites - John (1671-1728), Thomas (1715-1768) , Thomas (1755-1798) and Rev William (1753-1826)


10. Toadpuddle - Toadpuddle (sometimes referred to as Tadpole) is located across the road from Hallbank and was owned by John Allen Adamthwaite in 1843


11-13. Weavers Yard at Sedbergh - here are three views of Weavers Yard in Sedbergh - where William Adamthwaite (1806-1888), the son of Rev William and Jane McEver, was living in the 1841 census with his wife and many children


14. Low St in Burton in Lonsdale - where William lived from 1881 until his death


15. St Andrew's Church in Sedbergh


16. High Branthwaite


17.  Low Branthwaite


18 and 19  photos of Millthrop


20.  the gravestone of John, Margaret (Hunter) and William Adamthwaite in Bowes




Most of the photos on this page were contributed by Paula - all additional photos will be most welcome.


Paula has also provided an excellent photo and explanatory sketch map, which shows the location of many of the places where Adamthwaites lived and farmed in Garsdale and Frostrow.  The photo was taken from the top of Winder just outside Sedbergh.

Read a description of Sedbergh in 1842 from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary