Bowderthwaite

 

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 Was the first stone building to be erected in Mardale, built by Sir Hugh Holme in the thirteenth century, entirely from local stone, with its crow stepped roof edges, it stood in a commanding position high upon the Rigg, and still within easy reach of his old hideaway upon Rough Crag.

This small holding had the highest meadow land and had clear views of almost the whole of the valley from every side, an important choice by many a conquering army of the day, sadly the building no longer survives, when it was dismantled, the stone from its fortress like structure was used in the construction of the wall that now runs along the edge of Heron Crag. 

 

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