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placename:- Branstree
other name:- Brant Street
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
parish Shap Rural parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
hill
coordinates:- NY47820993
10Km square:- NY40
Altitude 2340 feet

1Km square NY4709

photograph

Branstree -- Longsleddale and Shap Rural -- Cumbria / -- 4.3.2008

source:- OS 1881-82 New Series (outline edition)

Maps, parts of Westmorland, Cumberland, etc now Cumbria, New Series 1 inch maps of England, published by the Ordnance Survey, London, 1881-82; sheets 7, 11, 12, 16..19, 22..25, 28..31, 37..40, 47..50, 58.
2333
Altitude 2333 feet
date:- 1881=1882
period:- 19th century, late; 1880s

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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Branstree
hill hachuring

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

old map:- Hodgson 1828

Map, 4 sheets, Westmorland, by T Hodgson, scale about 1 1/4 inches to 1 mile, engraved by W R Gardner, ?published by C Smith, 1828.
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placename:- Branstree
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early

source:- Prior 1865

Pages 113-347 have descriptions of mountains, amongst which:-
Brandstreet.- 2,333 feet.
This mountain forms the eastern boundary of the Gatescarth Pass between Longsleddale and Mardale.

placename:- Branstreet
date:- 1865
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

old print:- Black 1856 (23rd edn 1900)

Guide book, Black's Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Black, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, or Soho Square, London, 1856 to 1900s onwards.
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Print, lithograph, Outline Views, Haws and Wastwater - Mountains as seen from Burn-Banks near the Foot of Hawes Water, and Mountains as seen near Nether Wastdale at the First Bridge on the road to Wast-Water, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... 2 Branstree ...

placename:- Branstree
date:- 1900
period:- 1900s

old print:- Black 1841 (3rd edn 1846)

Guide book, Black's Picturesque Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Blck, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, 1841 to 1888.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains as seen from Burn Banks near the Foot of Hawes Water, and Mountains as seen near Strands in Wastdale at the First bridge on the Road to Wast Water, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... 2 Branstree ...

placename:- Branstree
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

Possibly this was originally the name of the track from Mardale to Longsleddale, brant stree = steep path, but now the name of the hillside above the lake.
EPNS Westmorland 1967

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2008

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