SK1969 : River Wye from the Sheepwash Bridge

taken 27 days ago, near to Ashford in The Water, Derbyshire, Great Britain

River Wye from the Sheepwash Bridge
River Wye from the Sheepwash Bridge
The village of Ashford in the Water grew up round a ford on the River Wye on an ancient route known as The Portway. Ashford remained a centre of the lead mining industry until the late 19th century.

Sheepwash Bridge at Ashford in the Water is a medieval packhorse bridge near the site of the original ford. Until recently sheep were brought to be washed in the river before being sheared and were penned in the stone-walled enclosures on the right hand side. The ewes, with halters around their necks, were pushed into the river, ducked and made to swim downstream to rejoin their lambs on the bank.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1947 6961 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.3911N 1:42.5905W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1943 6961
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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