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Near Ashcroft in Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Ashcroft Manor

 
 
Ashcroft Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), April 20, 2016
1. Ashcroft Manor Marker
Inscription.  In 1862 C.F. and H.P. Cornwall settled here and developed Ashcroft Manor. The ranch, with its grist and saw mills, supplied Cariboo miners. The manor house was destroyed by fire in 1943, but the road house survives. Clement Cornwall became one of British Columbia's first senators after confederation with Canada in 1871, and Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia in 1881.
 
Erected 1966 by Province of British Columbia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 50° 43.119′ N, 121° 19.719′ W. Marker is near Ashcroft, British Columbia, in Thompson-Nicola. Marker is on Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 1) 0.3 kilometers south of Cornwall Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashcroft BC V0K 1A0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McAbee Fossil Beds (approx. 15.6 kilometers away); Canadian Northern Pacific's Last Spike
Ashcroft Manor Marker image. Click for full size.
David Stanley via Flickr (CC BY 2.0), September 13, 2021
2. Ashcroft Manor Marker
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(approx. 16.6 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  The Ashcroft Manor (PDF). The Cornwall brothers started the ranch, named after the family home in England, after discovering there were few gold claims left by the time they arrived. (Dominique Robillard, Gold Country Communities Society) (Submitted on December 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Ashcroft Manor roadhouse image. Click for full size.
Rob via Flickr (Public domain)
3. Ashcroft Manor roadhouse
This vintage postcard dates from the 1940s.
Cow punching at Ashcroft Manor image. Click for full size.
Unknown via British Columbia Archives c-09904_141 (Public domain)
4. Cow punching at Ashcroft Manor
Clement Francis Cornwall (1836-1910) image. Click for full size.
Unknown via British Columbia Archives a-01191_141 (Public domain), circa 1885
5. Clement Francis Cornwall (1836-1910)
A lawyer by profession, he served in the Canadian Senate for a decade and two years as British Columbia's lieutenant governor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on December 12, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Aug. 9, 2022