SK1969 : River Wye from the Sheepwash Bridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Ashford in The Water, Derbyshire, England

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)
Thursday, 9 November, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1947 6961 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.3911N 1:42.5905W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1943 6961
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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