NY3704 : Bridge House, Ambleside

taken 13 years ago, near to Ambleside, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Bridge House, Ambleside
Bridge House, Ambleside
Bridge House, a tiny stone-built house straddling Stock Ghyll and standing next to the main A591 road in Ambleside is probably one of the Lake District's best known and most photographed landmarks. The tiny building is originally thought to have been a summer house and/or an apple store for nearby Ambleside Hall. Dating from the 16th century, it was built over Stock Ghyll to escape land tax.

It has also been said that at some time a family with six children lived here in the two rooms.

It is now a shop for the National Trust.

More information on the Bridge House can be found at: LinkExternal link LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
Stock Ghyll
Stock Ghyll is a tributary of the River Rothay, draining eventually into Windermere. It has a heavily industrialised past and once powered twelve watermills. It descends through a series of waterfalls to the centre of Ambleside where many of the old mill buildings whose wheels it used to turn can still be seen. The mills closed long ago, and most have now been demolished or been converted for other uses; some are used as shops.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 February, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 March, 2010
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Historic building   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 375 046 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:25.9891N 2:57.8085W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 376 046
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