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placename:- Ambleside
other name:- Amelsed
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s -- market town; selected place
coordinates:- NY376045
10Km square:- NY30
place code:- Ambl

1Km square NY3704

photograph

Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 17.2.2012
photograph

Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 17.8.2005

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 26 6)

OS County Series (Wmd 26 10)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Ambleside
building/s
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

descriptive text:- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
... The road runs close beside the lake [Windermere] to its northern end at Ambleside, ... Ambleside is surrounded by grand mountain scenery. The town has some quaint corners down its side streets, although wearing for the most part an essentially modern appearance. ...

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

old map (vignette):- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
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date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

text:- Mason 1907 (edn 1930)

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...
The market-place of ... Ambleside is a merry scene on a bright morning, when the coaches are about to start. There they are: Ullswater coach, Coniston coach, Windermere coach, Keswick coach - each with its four fine horses. The gay passengers crowd round, everybody mounts to the top, ladies and all - happy they who get the front seats - and, with a merry blast of the horn, off goes the coach.
...
By the way, what a pleasant village, or rather town, Ambleside is,- built of the dark blue-grey rock of the slate mountains, and standing in an open valley with towering mountains round it. ...
date:- 1907
period:- 1900s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s -- probably relevant

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Photograph, black and white, stereo photo, Ambleside area, Westmorland? by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1900s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, stereo photo, Ambleside, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1900s?
printed at rev of mount:-
Herbert Bell / Ambleside.
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, head of Windermere, Ambleside, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, b/w, Ambleside from Loughrigg, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, Ambleside from The Gale, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
internegative at lower left:-
H Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old copy photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Copy photograph, drawing of a smithy, perhaps near Ambleside, perhaps by Mr Barhams, 1825, copied by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
smithy
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old copy photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Copy photograph, drawing of an election scene, the first Reform Election, Ambleside, 19 December 1832, by Mr Barhams, copied by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late
event:- election

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Ambleside from Gilbert Scar, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Ambleside, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Ambleside from beside the River Brathay, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1880s.
The fence pieces, like hurdles, seem to be a temporary sheepfold by the river.
date:- 1880=1889
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Ambleside and lake Windermere, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Ambleside, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left, right:-
AMBLESIDE. / H. BELL.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old map:- Prior 1874 map 1

Map, Winander Mere, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1874.
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AMBLESIDE
block/s; building/s

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1874
period:- 19th century, late; 1870s

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 42:-
The descent to all the Ambleside inns is steep,- past the old church, and through a narrow street, and into the space dignified with the name of the market-place, and actually exhibiting an ancient market-cross. Half-a-dozen of the few shops of the town are in or about the market-place, and the Salutation and Commercial Inns and the White Lion, the three principal inns, are all conspicuous in it. ...
...
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... The traveller can hardly be wrong in his choice of an inn, as all three are comfortable and well served. At present there are no baths in the place;- a singular deficiency where there is so much of company on the one hand and of water on the other. The inconvenience is, however, in the way of being remedied; and it is to be hoped that another season will not arrive without a provision of this needful refreshment for the dusty and tired traveller,- to say nothing of the residents, who must desire it for purposes of health as well as enjoyment.
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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AMBLESIDE
blocks, settlement, and two crosses, the old and new churches

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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AMBLESIDE

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 32:-
...
AMBLESIDE,
A small market-town, romantically situated in the vale of Brathay, and half-encircled by a range of stately mountains. It is a mile north of the head of Windermere, and is built in pleasing irregularity on the side of a hill, commanding prospects of the vale, the parks of Rydal, Brathay, and Windermere, amongst which the various outlets and approaches wind interestingly, detaining the tourist at every step by new combinations and unexpected beauties. Excellent fare can be had at the Salutation, Commercial, and White Lion inns, and in lodgings. From its central station, the town is frequently made the head-quarters of tourists for a considerable time, as within the compass of seven miles are the following lakes;- Windermere, Esthwaite Water, Elter Water, Coniston, Rydal Water, Grasmere, and Ulles Water. It was formerly the site of a Roman station; ruined wall and traces of fortifications are discernible, and armour and coins have been found. Most of the houses have been rebuilt or altered; the old market-house, also, which was supported on pillars and galleried round, shared the same fate in 1796, so that the town now
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wears a modern appearance, and although deprived of many of those delightful studies which enamoured the artist Green, possesses more of internal comfort. The chapel, standing at the north end of the town, on an elevated station, was rebuilt in 1822, by a rate; it had been made parochial in 1675, by the Bishop of Chester. The town also reaps the benefit of a well-endowed grammar-school, founded by John Kelswick in 1721.
Such is the suitable position of Ambleside, that several short walks and excursions may be taken; and these again can be agreeably varied by others of greater distance, and requiring longer time.
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...
AMBLESIDE is a small market-town in the vale of the Rothay, romantically built on the side of a hill, commanding prospects of the vale, the parks of Rydal and Brathay, and Windermere. Excellent quarters may be found at the Salutation, the Commercial, and White Lion inns; and from its central situation, the town is generally made the head-quarters of tourists for a considerable time, as many very interesting excursions may be made from it. Population, 1095; market-day, Wednesday.
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VIII. AMBLESIDE EXCURSIONS.
PLEASANT walks and excursions will serve to engage the tourist for several days at Ambleside.
Stockgill Force must not be overlooked. Scandale Beck and Sweden Bridge are delightful evening walks. Wansfell and Skelgill afford prospects from a moderate elevation, which may be accomplished without incurring much fatigue.
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Loughrigg Fell and Tarn are not to be surpassed, the former in its command of Windermere, Rydal, and Grasmere waters - the latter for the quiet, pastoral character of the scenery, which it presents to the eye that delights in simple, unadorned nature.
A more extended excursion generally performed from Ambleside, is that into Langdale, ...
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... bring him again to Ambleside, after a circuit of nineteen miles, viz.:

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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AMBLESIDE
Is an ancient chartered town; with a population of 1095, but its market is little more than nominal. It is irregularly built upon a rising ground, commanding good prospects of the adjacent scenery. Post Chaises are kept at the Salutation and Commercial Inns, and there are two other Public Houses that accommodate travellers; besides several houses fitted up as private lodgings. Boats upon the Lake of Windermere are also provided by the Inns.
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A variety of shorter excursions may be made from Ambleside; a walk of seven hundred yards from the inn, to the waterfall of Stock Gill, will not be neglected; and one of a mile and a half may be taken to the falls of Rydal. A ramble round the lakes of Rydal and Grasmere - round, or over Loughrigg Fell - a more elevated walk to Wansfell Pike - or the still more lofty circuit of Fairfield, on a favourable opportunity - will not fail to please such as delight in extensive prospects. Those who have not already seen Coniston, may take an excursion thither: and Ullswater may also be visited from hence, by the steep carriage road over Kirkstone. Some who travel on horseback might choose a ride over the mountains Wrynose and Hardknot, through the vale of Eskdale to the Strands in Nether Wasdale, about 24 miles; and next day by Wast Water, Styhead, and Borrowdale, to Keswick 20 miles.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Wmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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Ambleside / 278
circle, upright lowercase text; town; distance from London

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old print:- Fielding and Walton 1821 (plate 15)

Set of prints, Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, illustrated with hand coloured aquatints by Theodore Henry Fielding and John Walton, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
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Print, coloured aquatint, Ambleside, Westmorland, drawn by Theodore H A Fielding, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
Tipped in opposite p.76 in A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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AMBLESIDE

placename:- Ambleside

descriptive text:- Wallis 1810

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 19 miles to 1 inch, by James Wallis, 77 Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1810; published 1810-36.
PRINCIPAL INNS, RECOMMENDED TO TRAVELLERS AND FAMILIES.
Ambleside: The Salutation.
...
PRINCIPAL FAIRS.
Ambleside: Wednesday after Whit-Sunday, horned cattle; October 29, horned cattle and sheep.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1810
period:- 19th century, early; 1810s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Ambleside / 281
blocks, upright lowercase text; town, distance from London

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Ambleside
blocks, upright lowercase text; town

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 317-318
Ambleside
market town

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 155:-
...
Ambleside is a small town, whose inhabitants knit and spin for Kendal market. It is in Windermere and Gresmere parish, and has a chapel augmented by queen Anne's bounty, and a school founded by Mr. John Kelwich 1723.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 131:-
...
King James the II. granted to the inhabitants of Ambleside a weekly market on Wednesday, and two fairs in the year, with a court of Pie-powder to be holden before his Steward: The profits arising from the said fairs and market shall be for the use of the poor inhabitants of the town of Ambleside. A poor salary indeed! for the market frequently begins at twelve o'clock, and ends at noon! It hath one tolerable good fair, viz. on the 29th of October, commonly called the Tip-Fair. There is on that day a good shew of long-horned heifers, and Tips, which here sell at great prices: The country meet to drink, and dance as at wakes, and the steward reads the charter.
Ambleside is a long rambling awkward town, (see plate X.) pleasantly situated amongst woods of all kinds, which thrive here remarkably; apple trees, of which there are great numbers, bear surprizingly well in this place. The trade of this town is not
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very considerable, but the inhabitants are very industrious; the woman spin wool, the men (and some women) weave linseys, kerseys, and other coarse cloths. There is a tan-yard of pretty considerable account, managed lately by Mr William Holm, ...
There are at Ambleside several donations to the poor, of money, bread, &c. that ease the estates from that burden The school-house was built and endowed by a Mr Kelsick of Ambleside, ... The chapel is a low mean building, and stands in the parish of Grassmere; ...
...
There was formerly a family of the name of Brathwaites here, of considerable note; for I find, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, that Gawan Brathwaite of Ambleside, Thomas Brathwaite, &c. were inquisitors several times upon a post mortem. The last Thomas Brathwaite of Ambleside had a large collection of Roman coins, ... The Brathwaites once were owners
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of Wythburn manor, Low-Wray, Brimhim park, Brathay, the Finery Heath at Cunza, &c. all which are now sold to different people.

placename:- Ambleside
person:- : James II
person:- : Brathwaite Family
person:- : Brathwaite, Gawen
person:- : Brathwaite, Thomas
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Windermere N)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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AMBLESIDE

placename:- Ambleside
building/s
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Ambleside to Keswick)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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AMBLESIDE

placename:- Ambleside
town
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
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AMBLESIDE

placename:- Ambleside
building/s
county:- Westmorland

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Win/Ble)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Ambleside
circle and buildings, town

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 71, footnote:-
On the banks of Windermere-water, have been lately built many elegant villas; ... These objects, as works of art, most of which are done in styles suitable to their situation, give an air of consequence to the country, and, with the surrounding natural beauties, have lately made this neighbourhood, and particularly about Ambleside, a place of the greatest celebrity.
...
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AMBLESIDE [1].
...
[1] (Amboglana, Notit. Imper. Dictis. Horsley).- Though the author has not mentioned the circumstance, it is supposed that the natural beauties of this part of the country are equal in variety and perfection to any to be seen in the tour, and that the lover of landscape in viewing many an undescribed scene, would be highly gratified and delighted. But it is judged best not to descend into particulars. Let the admirer of rural nature please himself in their discovery as well as examination.
Also, if the tourist love mountainous prospects, he may meet with one, in about a three hour's ride from this place, that will not fail to please him. It is on Low-pike, in Rydal-park, ...
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
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I now reached Ambleside, sixteen miles from Keswick, meaning to lie there; but on looking into the best bed-chamber, dark and damp as a cellar, grew delicate, ... [1] ...
[1] By not staying a little at Ambleside, Mr. Gray lost the sight of two magnificent cascades: the one not half a mile behind the inn, the other down Rydal-crag, where Sir Michael le Fleming is now making a pathway to the top of it. ...
(The inn at Ambleside has been greatly improved since Mr. Gray's time, and now as commodious as any in the country.)

other name:- Amboglana
other name:- Dictis
date:- 1769; 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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AMBLESIDE
blocks on a street plan, labelled in block caps; settlement, market town?, streets; and
Amboglana
antiquity

placename:- Ambleside
other name:- Amboglana
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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AMBLESIDE / Amboglana
blocks on a street plan, church, large house

placename:- Ambleside
other name:- Amboglana
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Ambleside Mar. Wed.
blocks, on road, street plan, town, market

placename:- Ambleside
market town
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bickham 1753-54 (Wmd)

Maps, A Map of Westmorland, 1753, and A Map of Cumberland, 1754, by George Bickham, published 1750s-96.
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Ambleside
view (sort of)

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1753=1754
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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Ambleside
Building; labelled as a town.

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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Ambleside, is another Town noted for a Manufacture of Cloth, on the upper Corner of Winander Mere. Its Market is well stored with Provisions, which is kept on Wednesday.
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Amboglana, which if we regard the Analogy of Names, can be placed no where more conveniently than at Ambleside upon Winander Mere, and the rather, because it shews the Ruins of an old City, and other Marks of Aniquity, and several Medals of Gold. Silver, and Copper, have been found here, some of which were in that Collection which Mr. Brathwate of Ambleside gave in 1674 to the University Library at Oxford.

placename:- Ambleside
other name:- Amboglana
person:- : Brathwate, Mr
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
Ambleside Market Wednesday.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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Ambleside
circle, tower/s, upright lowercase text; town

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

descriptive text:- Bowen 1720 (plate 260)

Road book, Britannia Depicta Or Ogilby Improv'd, including road strip maps with sections in Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, derived from maps by Ogilby, 1675, and a county map of Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, with text by John Owen, published by Emanuel Bowen, London, 1720; published 1720-64.
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Ambleside (at 13) Conjectured by some to be ye Amblogand of ye Romans, from ye Ruins of an old Roman Fortification & Coyns &c. has a Mt. on Wedn. well stored wth. Provisions.

placename:- Ambleside
other name:- Amblogand
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Morden 1695 (EW)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Ambleside
circle; village or town

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Amble Side
Circle, buildings, towers, with a cross.

placename:- Amble Side
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Ambleside / Amboglana
Circle, buildings, towers.

placename:- Ambleside
other name:- Amboglana
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Wmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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Ambleside
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement or house

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 13, Westmoreland.
Ambleside
houses each side of the road and a side street.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1675

Records, hearth tax survey returns, Westmorland, 1674/75.
Ambleside

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1670

in Westmerland / The hundred of Kendall Barrony
Records, hearth tax returns, exchequer duplicates, Westmorland, 1670.
Amblesyde

placename:- Amblesyde
date:- 1670
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Ambleside
Buildings and tower.

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Jenner 1643 -- perhaps relevant

Table of distances and map, Westmerland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, by Thomas Jenner, London, 1643.
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Ambleside
dot, circle, tower

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1643
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

table of distances:- Simons 1635

Table of distances and map of Westmorland, engraved by Jacob van Langeren, published by Mathew Simons, London, 1635-36.
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Ambleside N.W.
and tabulated distances

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1635
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Ambleside
dot, circle, and tower

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Ambleside / AMBOGLAN
circle, building and tower

placename:- Ambleside
other name:- Amboglan
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

source:- Keer 1605

Map, Westmorlandia et Comberlandia, ie Westmorland and Cumberland now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, probably by Pieter van den Keere, or Peter Keer, about 1605; published about 1605 to 1676.
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Ambleside
dot, circle and tower; village

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorland

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.
Ambleside

placename:- Ambleside
county:- Westmorelandia
village
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old itinerary:- Tinsley 1877 (Roads/Cum)

Road book, British High Roads, published in four parts by Tinsley Brothers, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
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Itinerary, route 7, London to Whitehaven via the Lake Districts, including from Settle, Lancashire; through Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal, Ambleside, Westmorland; then Keswick, Cockermouth to Whitehaven, Cumberland, published by Tinsley Bros, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
pp.71-91 in British High Roads, North and North Eastern Routes; pp.84-91.
printed at p.71:-
... / ROUTE VII. - LONDON to WHTEHAVEN via THE LAKE / DISTRICTS. (See Maps 65 to 80.) / Hitchin (as per Route I.) 34, Shefford 41, Bedford 50, Higham-Ferrers, / 64 3/4, Kettering 74 1/2, Rockingham 83 1/4, Uppingham 88 3/4, Oakham, / 94 3/4, Melton Mowbray 104 3/4, Nottingham 123 1/4, Rotherham 159 1/4, / Barnsley 171 3/4, Huddersfield 188 3/4, Halifax 196 3/4, Keighley 2083/4, / Skipton 218 3/4, Settle 234 3/4, Kirkby Lonsdale 252 1/2, Kendal 264 1/2, / Ambleside 278 1/2, Keswick 293 1/2, Cockermouth 305 1/2, Whitehaven / 319 1/2. / ...

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1877
period:- 19th century, late

old strip map (pp.77-78):- Tinsley 1877 (Roads/Cum)

Road book, British High Roads, published in four parts by Tinsley Brothers, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
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Strip map, road map, part of London to Whitehaven, including from before Kirkby Lonsdale through Kendal, Windermere to beyond Ambleside, Westmorland, published by Tinsley Bros, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
Map pp.77-78 in British High Roads, North and North Eastern Routes.
printed at top:-
BRITISH HIGH ROADS / 77 LONDON TO WHITEHAVEN. 78

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1877
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside from the Mill Lands, Westmorland, by William Green, published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809.
Plate 39 in Seventy Eight Studies from Nature.
printed in introductory pages to set of prints:-
Number 39. Loughrigg Fell is a pleasing object from the Salutation Inn; and between them is the Millands, an uneven field, on the high parts of which are beautiful young oaks and other trees, some of which serve to embellish the view before us. The modern houses are the property of Robert Partridge, Esq.
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE FROM THE MILL-LANDS. / Published Ambleside, Augst. 1st. 1809, by W. Green.

placename:- Ambleside
person:- : Partridge, Robert
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside from the Landing, Westmorland, by William Green, published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809.
Plate 42 in Seventy Eight Studies from Nature.
printed in introductory pages to set of prints:-
Number 42. This view of Ambleside is from a lime-kiln near the junction of the rivers Brathay and Rothay; a place where pleasure-boats for the use of the lake are moored. Langdale slate is sent in small craft from the landing to the foot of the lake, whence it is taken below Backbarrow, to be conveyed by water to Liverpool, Manchester, and other places. The Bridge in this view is across the Rothay, and is called Rothay Bridge. The high mountain is Scandale Fell.
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE FROM THE LANDING. / Published Ambleside, Augst. 1st. 1809, by W. Green.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside from Fisher Beck, Westmorland, by William Green, published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809.
Plate 78 in Seventy Eight Studies from Nature.
printed in introductory pages to set of prints:-
Number 78. This Plate exhibits one of those new buildings which afford comforts the proor inhabitants of the picturesque seldom enjoy; but it is just to observe that the wealthy residents of Ambleside, natives and strangers, are exceedingly attentive to the wants of the needy, and supply them with a discrimiinating kindness that does equal honour to their heads and to their hearts.
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE FROM FISHER BECK / Published Ambleside, Augst. 1st. 1809, by W. Green.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside, from Red Bottom, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 1 in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at upper left:-
1
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE, from RED BOTTOM. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside, from Coat How, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 3 in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at upper left:-
3
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE, from COAT HOW. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Old Buildings in Ambleside, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 5? in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at bottom:-
OLD BUILDINGS in AMBLESIDE. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Old Houses in Ambleside, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 6 in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at upper left:-
6
printed at bottom:-
OLD HOUSES in AMBLESIDE. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside, from the Gale, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 7 in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at upper left:-
7
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE from the GALE. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Buildings near Stock Bridge, Ambleside, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 11 in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at upper left:-
11
printed at bottom:-
BUILDINGS near STOCK BRIDGE. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside from the Butts, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 15 in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at upper left:-
15
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE from the BUTTS. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside from Coat How, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 22 in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at upper left:-
22
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE from COAT HOW. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 27 in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at upper left:-
27
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1821

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Print, soft ground etching, Ambleside from the Mill Lands, by William Green, published at Ambleside, Westmorland, 1821.
Plate 33 in Thirty Six Etchings from Nature.
printed at upper left:-
33
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE, from the MILL LANDS. / Etched from Nature by William Green, and Published at Ambleside, May 1, 1821.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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Ambleside
circle with two side bars; town

placename:- Ambleside
locality:- Kendal Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, Ambleside from the Mill Lands, drawn and engraved by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1809.
Summertime; composition is framed by tall trees standing on a sloping hill side. Ambleside and the countryside beyond is viewed from an elevated perspective.
printed at bottom centre:-
AMBLESIDE FROM THE MILL-LANDS. Published Ambleside. Augst 1st 1809 by W. Green.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Ambleside from Crow How, Westmorland, by William Havell, 1800s-10s.
Two clumps of trees frame the view of distant hills. One of a set of twenty views of the Lake District executed by the artist on one sheet of paper.
at bottom:-
Ambleside from Crow How

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1800=1819
period:- 19th century, early

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Ambleside from Crow How, Westmorland, by William Havell, 1800s-10s.
View of Ambleside from Crow How. Town in centre, framed by trees on either side with hills in background. One of a set of twenty views of the lake district executed by the artist on one sheet of paper.
at bottom:-
Ambleside from Crow How

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1800=1819
period:- 19th century, early

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Ambleside from the Butts, Westmorland, by William Havell, 1800s-10s.
View of Ambleside in wooded setting with hills in background. One of a set of twenty views of the lake district executed by the artist on one sheet of paper.
at bottom:-
Ambleside from the Butts

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1800=1819
period:- 19th century, early

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Ambleside from the Gale, Westmorland, by William Havell, 1800s-10s.
View of Ambleside from above in wooded setting with hills in background. One of a set of twenty views of the lake district executed by the artist on one sheet of paper.
at bottom:-
Ambleside from the Gale

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1800=1819
period:- 19th century, early

market notes:- see:- Owen: 1792: New Book of Fairs

see:- Millward, Roy & Robinson, Adrian: 1970: Lake District, The: Eyre and Spottiswoode (London)

see:- Bowen, Emanuel & Kitchin, Thomas: 1760: New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland

Market charter 1650 according to Millward and Robinson.
Market day Wednesday given on Bowen and Kitchin's map, 1760.
Market listed by Owen, 1792.
market town
date:- 1650; 1792; 1760

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 213:-
AMBLESIDE.
Abbott, John, coach-office and lodging-house, Fairfield.
Arnold, Mrs., widow of the late Dr. Arnold, Fox How.
Atkinson, James, joiner, and lodging-honse keeper, Fisher Beck
Atkinson, J., saddler, &c, market-place.
Atkinson, Wm., shoemaker.
Backhouse, James, farmer and lodging-house keeper, Rydal.
Ball, William, Esq., Glen Rothay
Barrow, John, farmer, Hawkshead Hill.
Barwick, John, surgeon.
Barwick, Thomas, carpenter.
Barrow, John, joiner.
Barton, Mrs., milliner.
Barton, William, schoolmaster.
Page 214:-
Barkworth, Alfred, Esq., Tranby Lodge.
Beck, James, farmer, Mire Side, Skelwith.
Bell, Catherine, stay maker.
Bell, R. F., ironmonger.
Bell, Thomas, chemist and druggist.
Benson, Henry, blacksmith, Blue Hill.
Bonney, Richard, plumber.
Brenchley, Alexander C., Esq., Wanlass How.
Brown, John, Commercial Hotel.
Brocklebank, Benjamin, farmer, Stang End.
Birkett, George, cooper.
Backhouse, Wm., farmer, Round Hill.
Carr, Thomas, Esq., Hill Top.
Carter, John, Esq., Rydal Mount.
Clark, Miles, grocer.
Claude, Mrs. L., Broadlands.
Clay, Rev. J., Miller Bridge.
Cleminson, James, solicitor.
Clough, Mrs., Ladies' Seminary, Eller How.
Conway and Henshall, milliners.
Cookson, Miss, Clappersgate.
Cookson, Isaac, shoemaker.
Cousins, Henry, joiner.
Coward, John, joiner and lodging-house keeper, Beech Cottage.
Coward, William, tailor & draper
Coward, Jeremiah, painter.
Coward, Jeremiah, innkeeper, miller, and grocer, Skelwith Bridge.
Coward, John, bobbin manufacturer, Skelwith Bridge.
Cowperthwaite, George, farmer, Clappersgate.
Coward, Mrs., lodging-house.
Creighton, John, yeoman, Low Park.
Creighton, Joseph, blacksmith.
Crewdson, Wm. Dil., Esq., Field Foot.
Crosley, John, farmer, Hawkshead Hill.
Crosfield, John, Esq., Rothay Bank.
Davy, John, Esq., M.D., Lesketh How.
Dawson, Thomas, waller.
Dawson, James, Esq., (J.P.) Wray Castle.
Dawson, Miss, Randy Pike.
Dawson, D., farmer, High Park.
Dickinson, Miss, Nook End.
Dobson, Mrs., lodging-house, Prospect Cottage.
Donaldson, Peter, Salutation Hotel.
Dove, Charles, farmer, postman, and fishmonger, Low Fold.
Dowling, Miss, Hill Top.
Dobson, - Esq., Rothay Cottage.
Fell, Rev. S. I., Sweeden How.
Fell, William, Esq., surgeon.
Fisher, Robert, lodging-house, Stock Cottage.
Fleming, Mark, boot and shoemaker.
Fisher, John, farmer.
Fleming, Rev. Fletcher, incumbent, Rydal Lodge.
Fleming, Lady le, Rydal Hall.
Fleming, Mrs., draper & milliner.
Fleming, Roger, joiner.
Forrest Mrs., lodging house, Windermere Lodge.
Foster, Miss, Wray Cottage.
Frearson, Rev. S., baptist minister, Hawkshead Hill.
Garside, Samuel, painter.
Gibson, Mrs., grocer.
Gibson, William, tallow chandler
Page 215:-
Gill, Miss, Oak Bank.
Grave, Mrs., Oxenfell.
Green, Mrs., Gale Cottage.
Green, James, butcher and lodging-house keeper, Fisher Beck.
Grier, John, florist and seedsman.
Hodgson, John, farmer, Hawkshead Hill.
Harrison, Matthew, Esq., (J.P.) Belle View.
Harrison, John, Esq., The Green.
Harrison, Mrs., lodging-house, Chapel Cottage.
Harrison, Benson, Esq., (J.P.) Scale How.
Hawley, Capt. R., Rock Cottage.
Hawkrigg, Michael, mason.
Hawkrigg, James, yeoman, Skelwith.
Hawkrigg, Joseph, farmer, Park House, Skelwith.
Hayse, Robert, gardener and seedsman.
Head, Miss, Miller Bridge.
Herd, Edward, watch maker.
Higgins, Miss, Fancy Repository.
Hodgson, Rev. William, Old Brathay.
Holme, John, tailor.
Holme, William, bread baker.
Holme, Jas., Esq., Croft Lodge, Clappersgate.
Hopkinson, B., Esq., The Oaks.
Horrax, Charles, bobbin manufacturer.
Irving, Mrs., lodging house keeper, Rydal.
Irving, William, cooper, Hawkshead Hill.
Jackson, Mrs., Waterhead House
Jackson, Henry, Royal Oak Inn.
Jackson, Mrs., Newfield Cottage.
Jackson, Thomas, carter and coal agent.
Jackson, Arthur, mason, Rose Cottage.
Jenkineon, W., bread baker.
Jameson, Miss, Smithy Brow.
Johnson, Mrs. E., lodging-house, Chapel Hill
Kitchen, Edward, basket maker, Low Fold.
Lancaster, Mary, butcher.
Leighton, George, plumber. &c.
Lutwidge, Capt. H., R.N., The Cottage.
Mackereth, Thomas, farmer.
Martin, Richard, lodging-house keeper, Chapel Hill.
Martineau, Mrs. Harriet, The Knoll.
Matty, Robert, tailor and draper.
Mayson, Bryan, plasterer and lodging house.
Morse, Miss, Gale Lodge.
Mandall, Thomas, yeoman, tax-collector, and slate merchant, Loughrigg.
Nelson, Christopher, draper.
Newby, James, draper, Bank.
Newton, George Law, wine and spirit merchant, Waterhead.
Newton, Mary, draper and milliner.
Nicholson, John, Esq., solicitor.
Nicholson, Mrs. Agnes, stationer, Post-Office.
Noble, James, painter.
Okell, Miss, Sweeden Bank.
Parker, John, slate merchant, Hodge Close.
Partridge, George, Esq., Covey Cottage.
Pedder, Mrs., Gale House,
Peill, William, hooper, cooper, and grocer.
Pritchard, Mrs., bread baker.
Preston, Thomas, farmer, Mill Brow, Skelwith Bridge.
Page 216:-
Proctor, Jonathan, lodging-house, Hill Side Cottage.
Quillinan, Misses, Loughrigg Holme.
Redmayne, Giles, Esq., Brathay Hall.
Reynolds, M. Esq., Clappersgate.
Richards, John, boot & shoemaker
Riddle, Mrs., lodging-house, Five-ways House.
Robinson, William, flag-merchant Blue Hill.
Ridgway, Mrs., Low Field.
Robinson, Messrs., M. & J. C., carriers.
Robinson, Brian, farmer, Rock Cottage.
Roberts, Christopher, farmer, Ellers Brow, Skelwith.
Robinson, Mason, clerk, Gunpowder Works, Elterwater.
Rogers, Major, Pull Cottage.
Rollinshaw, Anthony, boot and shoemnaker, & lodging house keeper.
Roughsedge, Hornby, Esq, (J.P.) Fox Ghyll
Salkeld, William, farmer, Skelwith Fold.
Sarginson, James, farmer and lodging house, Skelwith.
Stalker and Higgins, joiners.
Shepherd, Wm., lodgings, Waterhead.
Shepherd, James, Esq., surgeon.
Slee, Lancelot farmer, Arnside.
Slater, Mrs., confectioner and lodging house.
Sproat John, accountant and lodging house, Fairfield.
Sproat Wm, boot and shoe maker.
Squires, Mrs., glass dealer and hairdresser.
Stables, Edward, saddler.
Stanton, R., Golden Rule Inn.
Stalker, Betsy, grocer.
Stalker, Mrs. A., Springfield.
Stansfield, Mrs., Waterhead.
Suart (sic), James, Esq., Low Fold.
Tatham, Rev. J., curate, Rydal.
Thompson, J., joiner, Blue Hill.
Thompson, Joseph, boat builder.
Thompson, John, painter.
Thompson, Jonathan, grocer.
Thompson, Miss, lodging house, Walton Cottage.
Thwaite, Joseph, bread baker.
Townson, W., White Lion Hotel,
Townson, Thomas, miller.
Townson, Benjanmin, tax collector, Woodbine Cottage.
Townley, Robert, Unicorn Inn,
Troughton, Thomas, bookseller, &c., Stamp Office.
Troughton, Miss D., lodg'-house.
Tyson, T., farmer, Waterhead.
Tyson, Joseph, carpenter.
Tyson, Joseph, confectioner.
Walton, Edward, shoemaker.
Walker, John, grocer and confectioner.
Wilson, John, Esq., solicitor, Cross Brow.
Wilson, Thos., Esq., Clappersgate
Wilson, R., farmer, Rydal Nab.
Woodburn, John, grocer and game dealer.
Woodburn, Mrs., lodging house.
Woodhouse, Richard, gardener, Haven Cottage.
Woof, Mrs., farmer and lodgings, Low Fold.
Woodend, J., farmer, Nook End.
Wordsworth, Mrs., widow of the late Wm. Wordsworth, Rydal Mount.
Wilson, James Christopher, Esq., Compston Lodge.
Wilson, John, farmer, Grove.
Winder, Mary, grocer, &c.
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old print:- Matthew 1866

Guide book, The English Lakes, Peaks and Passes, from Kendal to Keswick, by George King Matthew, published by J Richardson, Highgate, Kendal, Westmorland, 1866.
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Print, engraving, Ambleside from Loughrigg Fell, Westmorland, drawn by R Howe, engraved by J Saddler, published by J Richardson, Highgate, Kendal, Westmorland, 1866.
Tipped in opposite p.62 of The English Lakes, Peaks and Passes, from Kendal to Keswick, by George King Matthew.
printed at lower left, right, centre:-
R. Howe. / J. Saddler. / Published by J. Richardson, Kendal. / Ambleside from Lough-rigg Fell

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1866
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Rose 1832-35

Engravings - Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated; from drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, and H Gastineau, described by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate Street, London, 1832-35.
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date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Rose 1832-35

Engravings - Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated; from drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, and H Gastineau, described by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate Street, London, 1832-35.
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date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

descriptive text:- Farington 1789 (plate 16)

20 engravings, Views of the Lakes in Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by Joseph Farington, published by William Byrne, London, 1789.
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Print, engraving, View of Ambleside, Lakes, Cumbria, painted by Joseph Farington, engraved by T Medland, published by W Byrne, 69 Titchfield Street, London, 1789.
Presumably Rothay Bridge in the foreground, Scandale Fell in the background?
Plate 16 from Views of the Lakes, &c, in Cumberland and Westmorland, published 1789; with descriptive text:-
VIEW of AMBLESIDE.
AMBLESIDE is situated on the swift Decline of a Hill, over which many high Mountains rise towards the North. In Camden's Time, various ruins of the antient Amboglana of the Romans were to be seen here. Near the Head of Windermere, and at a little Distance from the Point where this View was taken, is the vestige of a Roman Station. It lies in a Meadow on a Level with the Lake, and, as supposed, was called the Dictis, where a Part of the Cohort of the Numerous Dictentium was stationed. The Extent of the Fortress, as he gives Dimensions, was one hundred and thirty-two Ells in Length and eighty in Breadth. Its Form an oblong Square with obtuse Angles. It is placed near the Meeting of all the Roads from Penrith, Keswick, Ravenglass, Furness and Kendal, which it commanded, and was accessible only on one Side. Roman Bricks, Urns, and other earthen Vessels, Coins, Mill-Stones or Quern-Stones, as he calls them, were frequently found here. The natural Beauties of this Part of the Country are of a very superior Order. It would scarcely be partial to say that a greater Variety of romantic and picturesque Scenery is to be found in the Neighbourhood of Ambleside, than can be met with in any other Part of this interesting Country within the same Compass.
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late

old print:- Middiman 1784-92 (pl.17)

Set of prints, Select Views in Great Britain, by various artists, engraved and published by Samuel Middiman, 3 Grafton Street, Tottenham Court Road, and others, London, 1784-92.
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Print, engraving, View near Ambleside, Westmorland, drawn by F Wheatly with figures by J Heath, engraved by Samuel Middiman, about 1785.
A mountain path, travellers resting and talking, cattle, etc.
Plate 17 from Select Views in Great Britain, engraved by Samuel Middiman, published by Samuel Middiman, 3 Grafton Street, Tottenham Court Road, London, 1784-92.
printed at bottom:-
Drawn by F. Wheatly. The Figures by J. Heath. Engraved by S. Middiman. / VIEW near AMBLESIDE. / Published as the Act directs, Decr. 12, 1785, by S. Middiman, London.
date:- 1785
period:- 18th century, late

old print:- Sylvan 1847

Sylvan 1847

Sylvan 1847

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Print, engraving, Entrance to Ambleside, Westmorland, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
On p.43 of Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
ENTRANCE TO AMBLESIDE.
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Print, engraving, Ambleside, Seen from the Rydal Road, Westmorland, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
On p.44 of Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE. / (SEEN FROM THE RYDAL ROAD).
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Print, engraving, Ambleside from High Wray, Lancashire and Westmorland, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
On p.64 of Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
AMBLESIDE FROM HIGH WRAY.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Payn 1860s-70s

Guide book, England's Lakeland, a Tour Therein, by James Payn, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Simpkin, Marshall and Co, London, 1860s-70s?
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Print, uncoloured woodcut, Ambleside, Westmorland, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Simpkin, Marshall and Co, London, 1860s-70s?
On p.19 of England's Lakeland, a Tour Therein, by James Payn.

placename:- Ambleside
date:- 1860=1879
period:- 19th century, late

old advertisement:- Atkinson 1847 (5th edn 1850)

Guide book, Handbook to the English Lakes, published by Thomas Atkinson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1847; published 1847-53.
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Advertisement for coaches, Thet Helvellyn and The Skiddaw, running between Ambleside and Patterdale, Westmorland, and Penrith, Cumberland, 1850.
At the end of a Handbook to the English Lakes, 5th edn.
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- View up the Stock Gill from the lower bridge. -- 20.6.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Signpost. -- NY37210390 (at) -- Ambleside Urban District Council -- 15.2.2008

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Open top bus calling at Ambleside bus stance. -- 21.4.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Map on the side of a bus. -- 21.4.2008

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 14.2.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ambleside -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 14.2.2013 -- 'A. Pettitt, / Photographer. / Gallery of Fine Arts, / KESWICK / and Gilsland Spa, / CUMBERLAND.'

hearsay There were three earthquake events centred in the Ambleside area, 12 September 1988, probably all on one fault, but not accurately located. It was felt over an area about 3000 sqKm with a maximum intentity 5 EMS, 'strong' on the European Macroseismic Scale. This is felt by most people indoors, and few outdoors; buildings tremble. hanging objects swing, china and glass clatter, doors and windows swing, and so on. There were a few cracks in ceilings, and dust falling from beams! The events were noticed in Ambleside, Coniston, Hawkshead, and Windermere.

hearsay Rushbearing still takes place every year on the 'Saturday within the Octave of St Anne's Day' which is 26 July.

story The daughter of Rowland Hill told that:-
To the post office of, at that time, tiny Ambleside, came one day a well-to-do man to buy a stamp to put on the letter he was about to post. 'Is this new reform going to last?' he asked the postmaster. 'Certainly,' was the reply; 'it is quite established.' Oh, well, then,' said the man, resolved to give the thing generous support, 'give me three stamps!' ...

hearsay A toffee known as 'Ambleside clag 'em' used to be made by Mary Dugdale, Mama Dugdale, living in a cottage in Church Street.

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