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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 905
 Date Entered 13/11/2015
 Updated on 13/11/2015
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Vernacular Record
 Record Type Miscellaneous
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 10/11/2015
 Location Arkle Beck. Boxer Peacock\'s Cottage.
 Civil Parish Reeth
 Brit. National Grid NZ 35 005
 Record Name Boxer Peacock's wash basin
 Record Description I am grateful to Mike Walton for this information: This fine salt glazed stoneware drinking fountain located by the track from Fremington to Castle Farm was set up by Boxer Peacock who was the final occupant of the picturesque but now sadly, ruined white-washed cottage known as Boxer Peacock's Cottage. This drinking fountain and hand basin was undoubtedly, then, top of the range and very 'in'. The basin was set up to receive the clean cool water (never known to freeze) from the small spring stream closest to his cottage. As stated by The Major, Boxer Peacock had also set up his shaving mirror in the branches of an overhanging hazel tree. Those were the days, when Swaledale men shaved every morning at 6 o'clock sharp and ensuite really meant a 300 yard walk to the nearest wash basin. Reference: 'Walking with the Major' an anthology of seven of Major F.T.C. William's walks from Reeth, published by the parishes of the Churches of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale.
 Image 1 ID 6556         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Boxer Peacock's Cottage
 Image 2 ID 6558         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Boxer Peacock's Basin
 Image 3 ID 6557         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The way to the bathroom (you cant miss it) follows the track down Arkle Beck
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