The house in this photo is on Skirsgill Lane, it was known as Cannister Castle and was once a Pele Tower. These towers usually consisted of three floors with a single room on each, a tunnel, a vaulted ground floor without windows used for storage and to accommodate the animals.The first floor was the common room where everyone gathered and ate, and where the men slept. The women’s room was above this and might have been used as a reception room on special occasions. The lower windows were small and the roof usually flat for lookout purposes and to allow missiles to be hurled down on unwanted visitors. Vernon Wharton was one of the owners of the Pele tower.
The houses alongside were once stables built by Miss Slack who owned the Pink house.
The house pictured below is near the bridge and is dated 1671. The name “John Hall 1751” is displayed above the door alongside the quotation “OMNE, SOLVM, FORTI, PATRIA, EST, HP” from Ovid’s “FASTI” the translation of this is–His own country is everything to a brave man
There were 2 cottages on the west side of the road between the Round Table and Lowther Bridge one was called Round table cottage the other Bridge cottage , but these were demolished in the latter part of the 19th century.
A privately owned house, situated on Post Office Row has a date of 1719 above its door.
More of the houses of Eamont bridge
Eamont Bridge had an extension in 1933 with the building of four Council houses at Southwaite Green Mill and two private houses were built soon after.
On the main road through the village there is a house called Bee Boles which a local villager informed me is because of the holes in the wall in the garden which was the old way of keeping bees.
The local school-house is now called Ashville and is a private residence