ST. BRIDGET BECKERMET
Beyond High Prior Scales in the upper Calder Valley stands Thornholm
This was always a leased farm but preferred by several Mossops because
of the better house and land.
Moses Mossop born c. 1695 farmed here until he moved to Rottington,
St. Bees about 1732 and
founded the branch which lived there for many generations.
In later years two generations of Charles (Charlie) Mossops lived here
during a good part of the 19th century.
The rear yard of Thornholme with its sheep fells behind
An illustration from Graham
Sutton's "Fell Days"
Down on the coastal plain lies
Greenmoor Side, the old house now a ruin.
This was home to Thomas Mossop and his wife Mary Atkinson who married
One of their daughters, Mary, married Joseph Robinson who had returned
from New Zealand
for his brother's wedding to Mary's cousin.
They returned there
shortly afterwards where their descendants still live.
The farm is variously spelt as
Green Moorside, Greenmoor Side and Greenmoorside
A modern bungalow now serves as the farmhouse for Greenmoorside