across sheepwash bridge, ashford-in-the-water

by rod johnson
Medium
Photography
Artist Notes
The 17t century Sheepwash Bridge, spanning the River Wye at Ashford-in-the-Water, Derbyshire, England. This former packhorse bridge was later used for washing sheep, hence its current name. The lambs were taken across the bridge and placed in the attached stone pen, the ewes were then released from the opening on the opposite side of the bridge, and they would swim across the river to their lambs and in so doing, their fleece was washed prior to shearing.
Contact Artist Send Artist an Email
 
Artist rod johnson

More about rod johnson

Location
staffordshire, united kingdom
Artist Biography
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014  Rod Johnson - All rights reserved Hello, I'm a self-taught fine art photographer based in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. I've been capturing photographic images for over 50 years, using a wide range of equipment from the most basic manual camera to the lates ...
full bio >

Recently Added Art

  • Yellow Iris, (Iris pseudacorus)
  • The Imposing East Cliff, Whitby
  • Custom House Quay and Falmouth Harbour
  • Turner
  • Bar Brook and Bridge
  • Freshwater Bay Lifeboat Station
  • Viator
  • Crossing the Stream in Cressbrook Dale
  • Tate Hill Sands from the Slipway, Whitby
  • Drinking Fountain, Bakewell
  • Trees Beside The Wintry Rolleston Pond
  • South from the Summit of Back Tor
View artist’s gallery >

Similar Art

  • Organ in Victorian Parlor With Vase
  • National flag of New Zealand - Authentic version to scale and color
  • Barnes Panel DStretch (ybk)
  • Birds?
  • Skeleton Shaman
  • Left Panel Detail
View similar art >