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placename:- Buckbarrow Crag
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
rocks
coordinates:- NY482073
10Km square:- NY40

1Km square NY4807

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Buckbarrow Crag -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 24.5.2008
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Buckbarrow Crag -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 19.7.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 27 2)

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:- Buckbarrow Crag

book:- Watson 1894

Country Parson, A & Watson, John (ed)
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date:- 1894
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

source:- Housman 1800

Page 71:-
... The dale then contracts a little, and towards its head the rocks become eminently conspicuous; one of which, on the right, called Crowbarrow, or Backbarrow, is truly awful. ...

placename:- Crowbarrow
other name:- Backbarrow
date:- 1800; 1812
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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

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 166:-
... [from Gatescarth] ... You enter Long-Sleddale between two shattered rocky mountains. That on the left, Crowbarrow, is not less terrible to look up at, when under it, than any rock in Barrowside or Borrowdale, and it has covered a much larger space with ruins. ...

placename:- Crowbarrow
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

source:- EPNS Westmorland 1967


placename:- Buckbarrowe

parish register:- WPR85 Register of Burials

Buried at St Mary's Church, 7 December 1881:-
A poor man unknown - a tramp found dead from exposure on Buckbarrow

placename:- Buckbarrow
date:- 1881
period:- 19th century, late; 1880s

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:- Buckbarrow Crag
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
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button to large Buckbarrow Crag -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 17.11.2008
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button to large Buckbarrow Crag -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 8.10.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Buckbarrow Crag -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 21.12.2004

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2008

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