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placename:- Coniston Fells
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
hill; fell
coordinates:- SD2898
10Km square:- SD29

1Km square SD2898

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Coniston Fells -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- From the south. -- 5.8.2005
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Coniston Fells -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- From Brantwood. -- 21.1.2011

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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Conistone Fell
Hill hachuring.

placename:- Conistone Fell
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- Otley 1823 (4th edn 1830)

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.
Page 57:-
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Some of the Western Mountains: / as seen from Helvellyn.
Wetherlam / Old Man - Coniston Fell / Carrs, or Scars / Gray Friar / Black Combe / Crinkle Crags / Bowfell / Scawfell Pike / Great-end Crag / Glaramara / Great Gable / Kirkfell / Pillar Fell / Honister and High Crag / High Stile / Dalehead and Red Pike / Robinson / Blake Fell / Witeless Pike / Grasmoor / Ill Crags / Grisedale Pike
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The Mountains of Coniston, Langdale, &c. / as they appear from the road between Troutbeck Bridge and Bowness.
Old Man - Coniston Fell / The Carrs / Wetherlam / Wrynose Gap / Pike of Bliscow / Crinkle Crags / Scawfell Pike / Bowfell / Great End / Great Gable / Pike of Stickle / Harrison Stickle / Paveyark

placename:- Coniston Fell
date:- 1830
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- 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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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Windermere looking towards the West from the Road between Troutbeck and Bowness, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.4 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.

placename:- Coniston Fell
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

old print:- 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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CONISTON FELL.
The highest point of Coniston Fell is called THE OLD MAN, from the pile of stones erected on the summit. ... Two tarns appear upon the mountain, the smaller called Low Water, though on a higher level, the larger Levers Water; and on the western side of the hill, but not seen from the summit, is Gates Water, lying at the foot of
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the precipitous Dow Crag. ...
Beginning to ascend at the Black Bull near Coniston Church, you meet on your left a stream abounding in pretty waterfalls; the copper mines near Levers Water, and slate quarries between Low Water and the summit, can be seen by the way; and the descent may be made at choice more in front of the mountain. Those who admire a lengthened mountain excursion, may begin the ascent at Fellfoot, in Little Langdale, and surmounting the Carrs and the Old Man, descend to Coniston.
The summit of the hill, as well as the quarries on its sides, is of a fine, pale blue, roofing slate. A considerable portion of the mountain is formed of a very hard rock, which some have denominated Petro-silex; and between this and Coniston Church, on the western side of the stream, the commencement of the darker coloured slate may be observed.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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.
CONISTON FELLS
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placename:- Coniston Fells
county:- Lancashire

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

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Fourness Fells
Area.

placename:- Fourness Fells
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old print:- Tattersall 1836 (version 1869)

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Print, hand coloured, Coniston Lake, from Waterhead, Coniston, Cumberland, drawn by George Tattersall, 1836, engraved by W F Topham, published by T J Allman, 463 Oxford Street, London, 1869.
Included in The Lakes of England, by W F Topham.
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CONISTON LAKE, from WATERHEAD
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Nibthwaite. / Haverigg. / Coniston Fells.

placename:- Coniston Fells
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Tattersall 1836

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Print, engraving, Coniston Lake, from Waterhead, Cumberland, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
The print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Tipped in opposite p.35 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
CONISTON LAKE, from WATERHEAD.
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Nibthwaite. / Haverigg. / Coniston Fells.

placename:- Coniston Fells
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

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