SK1969 : River Wye from the Sheepwash Bridge

taken 9 months 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 far side from the village. 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. This view looks upriver from the Sheepwash Bridge.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 October, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 9 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1936 6961 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.3913N 1:42.6893W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1942 6960
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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