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placename:- Black Force
site name:- Little Ulgill Beck
locality:- Howgill Fells
parish Sedbergh parish, once in Yorkshire
county:- Cumbria
waterfall
coordinates:- SD64419914
10Km square:- SD69

1Km square SD6499

photograph

Black Force -- Little Ulgill Beck -- Howgill Fells -- Sedbergh -- Cumbria / -- 25.8.2013

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

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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THE BLACK FORCE is a place frequented by few but the shepherds, and should not be attempted without a guide. It is a most terrific scene when visited in an evening. An enormous hollow in the mountain, about a quarter of a mile in length, and of an immense depth, yawns before you. You enter, and find a chasm, whose black walls seem to reach the top of the hill; at the
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upper end of which is a cascade, whose stream is lost in spray before it reaches the bottom, which is strewed with enormous fragments of rock. ...

placename:- Black Force, The
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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