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Additional information on Ivy Cottage – writer unknown.

Location – “Ivy cottage was just below the Albion. The Albion is built on the orchard belonging to the cottage. The sandstone walls were three feet thick. There were two rooms and a hall downstairs, two bedrooms on the 1st floor, and an attic bedroom on the 2nd floor. It was demolished after 1937. My mother remembers taking me or my brother there as a baby. My mother tells the story that my grandfather started to knock it down himself but it upset him so much that he had to get a contractor to do it. My great grandfather Walker bought it from Captain Peter Fisher – no relation to Fisher’s Shipping Company.”

Sources:  The Village of Barrow in the Parish of Dalton-in-Furness by WB Kendall with supplementary notes by Harper Gaythorpe A.D.1843  published 1903.

Barrow & District by Fred Barnes, 1968  reprinted 1978 (Local Studies Barrow Library)

Furness and the Industrial Revolution by Dr.J.D. Marshall 1958 (Local Studies Barrow Library)

 The Diary of William Fisher edited by Dr. W. Rollinson and Brett Harrison.1986. ( as above).

William Fleming diaries 1798 -   1819 . (Cumbria Record Office).

The Lake Counties by WG Collingwood first published 1902. Revised and edited by Dr.W.Rollinson 1987.

Life and Tradition in the Lake District by Dr.W. Rollinson 1981. Barrow Village by Alice Leach.(1991). (Local Studies Barrow Library).

A History of Furness Abbey 1987 by Alice Leach ( for information on granges) Local Studies Barrow Library.


Further Reading: “The Last place God Made” 1998 by Bryn Trescatheric.


The Barrow photographs taken 2004-5 by the author should be used in conjunction with the numbers on the plan and the numbers of the dwellings as described by WB Kendall and Harper Gaythorpe.

Drawings by James Askew: spinning wheel, the packman, powders and tinctures, Captain Barrow’s school.

Engraving of Roose Corn Mill (The Dock Museum).

Barrow Harbour, from the east, showing the method of loading iron ore, from a water colour by Mrs. Michaelson. From Barrow –in-Furness (1881) its history, development, commerce, industries, and institutions, by J.Richardson.

The original Michaelson paintings are stored in the Dock Museum.

Crossing the sands by J.W. Turner (Cumbria Record Office).  

Dalton Castle (Cumbria Record Office).

Drawing of Bird’s eye view of Barrow Docks and photograph of a view of the Barrow haemetite Iron and Steel works from The Furness Railway Company’s Docks, Port of Barrow (Cumbria Record Office). Z558.

The wall and sign, Fisher’s yard, were destroyed by fire in 2003.