Mardale Green

The Jewel in A Lost Crown

     

Everywhere we go we're surrounded by history, whether its in our working or social lives, history plays an important part in how we think and what we do, back in the early part of the twentieth century, communication between people in the back waters of the countryside was a quiet affair, people had few motor cars and were more or less cut off from each other, they never had regular access to newspapers, and most news came by word of mouth.

 Mardale valley and its two original lakes of Low and High water which made up Haweswater is situated 5 miles west of the village of Shap, then Westmoreland, this story brings you the tragic history of Mardale Green, which once stood proudly at the head of the valley, , use the links below in red, for an in depth picture to how the breath taking valley of Mardale Green once looked before the flood, lets take a walk down and along the old Mardale.

 

The picture below sets the scene of Mardale Green, Taken during the drought of 1984 looking south with Chapel Bridge on the right and the ruins of Goosemire farm bottom left, the lane in the middle of the picture crosses Arnold bridge, eventually rejoining the main road,  which crosses the bridge and Mardale beck, seen here just along the right hand side of the picture.

The background picture was taken in 2004, it shows the huge scar at the edges of the reservoir, and the area of Mardale where the main road bends round and enters the water again, just in front of the dwelling that was once the Holme family residence, and right at the bottom of the picture can be seen, two small gate posts made from stone, which was the entrance to the garden, where the washing was hung out to dry.  

 

 

 MORE PICTURES OF MARDALE GREEN CLICK HERE

 

 SAD NEWS REACHES MARDALE GREEN

 

 THE KING OF MARDALE

 

 LAST  LANDLADY OF THE DUN BULL HOTEL MARDALE

 

 TWICE MOVED FOR THE WATERS

 

 THE LAST FAREWELL

 

 MEMORIES OF MARDALE

 

 THE RISING OF THE WATERS

 

 WALMGATE HEAD HOUSE

 

 VALLEY MAP

 BEFORE THE FLOOD

 AFTER THE FLOOD

 THE PEOPLE OF MARDALE

 BRAKEN HOWE FARM

 BOWDERTHWAITE

 THE DUN BULL HOTEL

 GROVE BRAE FARM

 GOOSEMIRE FARM

 ARNOLD BRIDGE

 CHAPEL BRIDGE

 HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

 CHAPEL HILL FARM

 RIGGINDALE BRIDGE

 RIGGINDALE FARM

 FLAKE HOWE FARM

 THE PARSONAGE

 HIGH  HOUSE AND BUILDINGS

 HIGH WHELTER FARM

 THE MARDALE MEDALLION

 LOW WHELTER FARM

 THE PUBLIC SCHOOL

 ROWAN PARK FARM

 SAND HILL FARM

 MEASAND HALL FARM

 MEASAND HALL HOUSE

 MEASAND GRAMMAR SCHOOL

 MEASAND BRIDGE

 MEASAND FALLS

 COLBY COTTAGE

 THE BOAT HOUSE

 THE OLD LAKES OF HIGH AND LOW WATER

 THE OLD ROAD

 THE NEW ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION

 THE HAWESWATER DAM

 THE TAKE OFF TOWER

 BURNBANKS VILLAGE

 MARDALIAN LAMENT

 KITCHING FAMILY NAMES

 HAWESWATER  DAM

 OTHER VIEWS OF MARDALE AND HAWESWATER

MARDALE FARMER GOES MISSING

WILLIAM GREENHOWE MARDALE SHEPHERD

 
 
 

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