ST. BRIDGET BECKERMET


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THORNHOLM
 
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.


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THORNHOLM
 
The rear yard of Thornholme with its sheep fells behind



THORNHOLM
 
An illustration from Graham Sutton's "Fell Days"
 

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GREENMOORSIDE
 
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 in 1855.
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


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GREENMOORSIDE
 
A modern bungalow now serves as the farmhouse for Greenmoorside