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placename:- Blea Tarn
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY291140
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2914


Blea Tarn -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 23.9.2009

Blea Tarn -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 23.9.2009 -- Bleatarn Gill in the foreground; Standing Crags behind.

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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Blea Tarn
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn

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

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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Page 37:-
A second Blea Tarn, containing excellent trout, is situated on the heathy mountain between Wythburn and Borrowdale. After a course of nearly two miles, the water is received by Watendleth Tarn, ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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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old print:- Jenkinson 1875

Guide book, A Practical Guide to the English Lake District, by Henry Irwin Jenkinson, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 4th edition 1875.
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Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Helvellyn, Westmorland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
... Blea Tarn ...

placename:- Blea Tarn
date:- 1875
period:- 19th century, late

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