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|Description ||The "Monkey" at Coldwell Clough farm. Well Monkey, pig or dog. Coldwell Clough Farm was built by the Bradbury family in 1804 on the site of a much older, probably medieval, farm.
Joseph Bradbury, who built and owned the farm, was well known as a stone carver and there are several examples of his work on the farm house, such as date stones, and the more famous "monkey" - the farm being known locally as "The Monkey Farm" !
The "monkey" (opinions differ as to whether the figure is a monkey, pig or dog) sits on the gable end looking in a Westerly direction towards Mount Famine.
The figure is thought to have been placed on the end of the roof to ward of the Evil Eye, Witches, and other unwanted supernatural inhabitants of the Peak District !
The farm is easy to find by walking from Bowden Bridge car park to Coldwell Clough, walking along the path through the valley which then turns sharply left and up hill towards Kinder Low and Edale Cross.
The farm is currently unoccupied but it is privately owned although there is a public right of way through the farm yard and up onto the Fog Field where the Holy Well/Healing Spring is located.
The "monkey" can easily be seen from the road on the left hand gable end of the farm house. |
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