NY6137 : Melmerby washfold

near to Melmerby, Cumbria, Great Britain

Melmerby washfold
Melmerby washfold
Up until the 1920s sheep were gathered here, to be washed in the dammed-up beck before shearing. The structure was restored in 2002 as part of the Cumbria-wide 'Sheepfolds' sculpture project, created by artist Andy Goldsworthy (information here LinkExternal link ).
The artist placed a stone, carved with descending circular holes, in the dub (pool) where the sheep were plunged (explanatory article here LinkExternal link ).
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Wednesday, 11 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 26 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement 
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Andy Goldsworthy 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6140 3728 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.7408N 2:36.0537W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6140 3728
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Washfold  Sculpture  Cumbria Sheepfolds 

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