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Adamthwaite Archive

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photos from around Ravenstonedale

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NOTES on the photos:

1. towards Adamthwaite - in Winter, this road is often cut off

2. edge of Ravenstonedale village

3. Adamthwaite Cross - photo by Bob

4. Adamthwaite Farm and Harter Fell

5. the rear of Adamthwaite farm - this photo was taken some years ago

6. the front of Adamthwaite Farm - the next four photos were taken many years ago by Michelle

7. the front door of the farmhouse - above the door is carved TA 1684, the year that Thomas Adamthwaite rebuilt the farmhouse

8. the spinning gallery at the farmhouse - the spinning gallery is one of only a few remaining in the area, as well as being used to spin, the wool was hung up here to dry.  In ancient times Ravenstonedale was renowned for its knitting - everyone used to knit, men as well as women

9. aerial view of Adamthwaite farm

10. St Oswald's Church at Ravenstonedale

11. The High Chapel at Ravenstonedale

12. looking down the main street

13. another view of the main street

14. the entrance to the church at Kirkby Stephen

15. Kirkby Stephen parish church

16. St Michael's Church in Brough

17. Stainmore Chapel

18. the Punch Bowl Inn at Stainmore - located just across the road from the Chapel.  This inn used to be run by members of the GREY line of Adamthwaites

19. St Mary Mallerstang

20. looking across the valley to High Sprintgill

21. Lockholme Head with Artlegarth in the distance

22. High Dovengill - you can see High and Low Sprintgill inthe distance, and Adamthwaite is just behind the fell

23. Low Dovengill

24. looking towards Dovengill from Sprintgill

25 and 26.  These photos both show Warton Church, where John Adamthwaite married Ann Newsham in 1856 (photos from Paula)

27. A recent photo of Adamthwaite Farm, kindly submitted by HD, taken from a similar position to photo 6

28 - 30  Three charming old photos of Ravenstonedale (the first is of Bridge House) kindly submitted by MG

31,32  These two photos appear on the Geograph website and are © Copyright Alexander P Kapp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.  The first shows the gates leading to Adamthwaite Farm and the second is taken from the bridleway which leads from the farm to Narthwaite.  Reproduced by kind permission of APK.

33 - 36.  Artelgarth Farm - many thanks to Alan for these photos of Artelgarth farmhouse where his ancestors lived for many years (probably from around the early 1700s). Alan tells me that he believes the photos of the farm were taken just after 1871 when the original farmhouse was rebuilt/remodelled.  The people in the pictures of the horse and carriage are Agnes (Scott) Beck and Henry Beck, and he transfered the images from negative plates to digital images himself (very impressive!)


All contributions of photos to this page will be very welcome


You can also find some great old photos of this area here  and on the Ravenstonedale ("probably the best parish in the world'') site there are also many photos of how it looks today as well as articles about the community and its history

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

And while you are browing through the photos of around Ravenstonedale, you might like to listen to "Return to Eden", a song that member Steve wrote and performed to celebrate his mother's 80th Birthday (she is descended from the Yellow line  of Adamthwaites, who left Ravenstonedale for London in the early 1800s.  


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To fully appreciate just how remote Adamthwaite Farm is, take a look at the page of images, taken on Paula's walk around the area in March 2011 - we know that our Adamthwaite Ancestors would have trodden these paths regularly several hundred years ago.  And another walk to enjoy from the comfort of your armchair, is Anthony's 'Wander in the Howgills' - which includes some more spectacular views across the tops of the fells surrounding Adamthwaite farm (there is a map of the area covered at the end of the photostream).

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