SD7659 : Whelpstone Lodge

taken 16 years ago, near to Long Gill, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Whelpstone Lodge in this square
Whelpstone Lodge
Whelpstone Lodge
The old farm house of Whelpstone Lodge. The track in the foreground leads to Owlshaw farm which is the white building in the distance to the left of the tree trunk. The farm track in the picture is officially in Yorkshire but on its short journey to Owlshaw briefly enters back into Lancashire officially. The county boundary being marked by a dry stone wall which the track passes through then after a short distance enters back into Yorkshire through the same wall line. There are no border guards or customs bureaucrats to hassle the free thinking, free roaming poets of the free wild fells. The border line here is part of the 'new'1974 boundary between the Red Rose county of Lancashire and the White Rose of Yorkshire, these being the dictates of control bureaucracies. The old boundary bit deep into the 'Red Rose' making Lancashire geographically resemble a wasps body! The extremity of the 'White Rose' bite was on the high fells of Bowland over looking the Irish sea which was just 9 miles west along SD51 grid line to the coast at Morecambe Bay. This old county boundary area was near 'Greave Clough Head' and 'White Moss' at 1520ft (464M) both being in SD5750. The western extremity of this former boundary is marked on the map as a mound at SD574509 just south of 'Johnny Pye's Clough Top'. Johnny Pye's Clough Top is in SD5751 which also lies on the old county boundary line marked by another mound a short distance towards the north east. A little further on still (NE) the trig point of 'Hawthornthwaite Fell Top' 1567ft (476M) SD579515 was on the former Lancashire/Yorkshire border. Many of us free spirits do not recognise these 'new' 1974 border lines and still refer to villages and places as being in the Red Rose or White rose counties of former times pre 74, even if it does make old Lancashire take the form of a wasps body. Also don't forget we Lancastrians had the south peninsulas of the Lake District dipping into the north of Morecambe Bay. But Yorkshire men and women are wary of us Lancashire folk because they know we have a damned good sting !
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SD7659, 29 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 February, 2010
Category
Farmhouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 768 594 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:1.8524N 2:21.3130W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 768 594
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