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placename:- Clappersgate
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY366033
10Km square:- NY30

1Km square NY3603

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 44:-
... Clappersgate, with its white houses, nestles under Loughrigg, at the head of the lake; ...
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.
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blocks, settlement

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

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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placename:- Clappergate
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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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placename:- Clappersgate

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Windermere N)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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placename:- Clappersgate
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
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placename:- Clappers gate
county:- Westmorland

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Win/Ble)

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.
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circle and buildings, town or village

placename:- Clappersgate
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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circle, tower

placename:- Clapersgate
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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placename:- Clapperyate
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Buildings and tower.

placename:- Claperyate
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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circle, tower

placename:- Claperyate
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1576

Map, Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae Comitatus ie Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 5 miles to 1 inch, by Christopher Saxton, London, engraved by Augustinus Ryther, 1576; published 1579-1645.
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Building, symbol for a hamlet, which may or may not have a nucleus.

placename:- Claperyate
county:- Westmorelandia
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1675

Loughrigge and Rydall

placename:- Clappersgate
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

descriptive text:- Farington 1789 (plate 10)

20 engravings, Views of the Lakes in Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by Joseph Farington, published by William Byrne, London, 1789.
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Print, engraving, Brathay Bridge, near Ambleside, Lakes, Cumbria, painted by Joseph Farington, engraved by W Byrne and T Medland, published by W Byrne, 69 Titchfield Street, London, 1787.
From the lower side of the bridge, across which a packhorse is being led.
Plate 10 from Views of the Lakes, &c, in Cumberland and Westmorland, published 1789; with descriptive text:-
IT has been already remarked in the preceding set that this country derives no inconsiderable advantage in respect of beauty from the form of it's buildings and bridges. The present view is selected principally with design of illustrating and confirming the observation. The scene itself lies upon the road leading from Ambleside to Hawkshead about a mile distant from the former place. It can hardly fail to attract the notice of the admirer of landscape and has not unfrequently called into exercise the powers of the artist. The long lines and flat roofs so much admired in the Italian buildings are peculiarly striking. The houses form a part of the village of Clappersgate. ...
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late

hearsay In the 16th century Clappersgate was a port; there was a wharf on the river where slate was loaded to be taken down Windermere by boat.

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