NY6825 : Dufton Green And Fountain

taken 8 years ago, near to Dufton, Cumbria, Great Britain

Dufton Green And Fountain
Dufton Green And Fountain
The centre of the village is built around a green, on the north side of which is the Stag Inn. The village green is oblong in shape and is bisected by an avenue of lime trees that crosses it diagonally. Houses in the village were built from the 17th century onwards and the village has changed little over the last 100 years.
Dufton was a centre for lead mining in the 18th and 19th centuries. The London Lead Company (Quaker-owned) developed the village through the construction of housing, a school, a library and the installation of piped water. A fountain and circular water trough built by the Company forms a centrepiece on the green. The inscription on the fountain reads (translated from the Latin):
There is a clear pool, whose waters gleam like silver. It is not tainted by shepherds, or by their she-goats grazing on the mountain. Nor is it muddied by cattle, or by birds or wild animals, or by a branch fallen from a tree.
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 March, 2013   (more nearby)
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Friday, 1 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Place (from Tags)
Dufton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6891 2509 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.1995N 2:28.9791W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 6892 2507
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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