button to main menu   Old Cumbria Gazetteer
placename:- Barrow Cascade
site name:- Barrow Beck
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
waterfall
coordinates:- NY269199
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2619

photograph

Barrow Cascade -- Barrow Beck -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 4.5.2009
photograph

Barrow Cascade -- Barrow Beck -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 19.1.2008

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

thumbnail HB0764, button to large image
Photograph, sepia, Barrow Cascade, Borrowdale, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

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 76:-
... Up this by-road the explorer goes, and passes behind and above Barrow House, soon reaching the stream that feeds the Barrow fall, which may be visited by strangers in the grounds below. ...
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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 180:-
WATERFALLS.
No. : Names and Situations of Falls. : Counties : Feet in Height.
7 : Barrow Cascade, near Keswick : Cumberland : 122
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.
thumbnail GAR2NY21, button to large image
Waterfall
two lines across a stream, waterfall
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

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 55:-
... The cascade, at the back of the house, may be seen by leave; there are two falls, but the upper one is artificial; fine trees, grassy banks, and rocks richly decked in many greened mosses, are the adornments of these falls, and their height is one hundred and twenty-two feet. ...
Page 166:-
...
Barrow House is the residence of Joseph Pocklington Senhouse. Esq. Behind the house is a cascade, 122 feet in height, in two falls.
Page 179:-
WATERFALLS.

placename:- Barrow Cascade
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.
image OT01P042, button   goto source.
Page 42:-
BARROW CASCADE, two miles from Keswick, has an upper and lower fall, more perpendicular than
image OT01P043, button   goto source.
Page 43:-
that of Lowdore, and exhibits to advantage a smaller quantity of water. From the top of the fall the lake and vale, when not intercepted by trees, were seen in fine perspective.
...
image OT01P122, button   goto source.
... we pass Barrow House, the beautiful summer residence of Joseph Pocklington, Esq. A fine cascade behind the house may be seen by strangers on application at the lodge. ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

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.
thumbnail CT2NY21T, button to large image
Pocklington's Cascade & two Summer Houses

placename:- Pocklington's Cascade
waterfall
person:- : Pocklington, Joseph
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

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.
thumbnail R248, button to large image

placename:- Barrow Fall
date:- 1834
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1809

thumbnail GN0331, button to large image
Print, soft ground etching, Barrow Cascade, Borrowdale, Cumberland, by William Green, published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809.
Plate 31 in Seventy Eight Studies from Nature.
printed in introductory pages to set of prints:-
Number 31. Barrow House, formerly the property of Joseph Pocklington, Esq. commands a fine view of Skiddaw, with Derwent Water; the cascade is at the back of the house, and the view here presented is from the dining room. In every cascade there is a particular quantity of water which is more pleasant to the eye than any other quantity; and those who may view the one at Barrow, under favourable circumstances, will, it is trusted, be highly gratified; and be ready to pronounce the most charming picture of its kind among the mountains. The course of the water has been diverted from its original channel, by Mr. Pocklington; who had previously excavated the rock, and who has given the whole to the public eye in its present beauty. - There are four place between the bottom and top of the fall, from which it may be seen, the access to which is easy. A little building near the top of the fall, in which there are seats, commands a splendid view of Derwent Water, over the tops of the trees.
printed at bottom:-
BARROW CASCADE. / Pub. Ambleside, Augst. 1st. 1809, by W. Green.

placename:- Barrow Cascade
person:- : Pocklington, Joseph
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Sylvan 1847

thumbnail SYL101, button to large image
Print, engraving, Barrow Falls, Borrowdale, Cumberland, drawn by Thomas Gilks, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
Frontispiece to Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
T. GILKS / BARROW FALLS.

placename:- Barrow Falls
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Barrow Cascade -- Barrow Beck -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 19.1.2008

button   Derwentwater YHA Turbine, Borrowdale

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

button to lakes menu  Lakes Guides menu.

©  Martin and Jean Norgate: 2014
mailto button  email:- JandMN@norgate.freeserve.co.uk
button, online connection  Other projects

button, online connection  Geography Department, Portsmouth University