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placename:- Crake, River
parish Lowick parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
parish Blawith and Subberthwaite parish, once in Lancashire
parish Colton parish, once in Lancashire
river
coordinates:- SD2987
10Km square:- SD28
county:- Cumbria
parish Egton with Newland parish, once in Lancashire
river
10Km square:- SD38

1Km square SD2987

1Km square SD38

photograph

Crake, River -- Lowick and Blawith and Subberthwaite etc -- Cumbria -- Cumbria / -- Running higher than the fields. At Bouthey Bridge. -- SD291889 (at) -- 11.1.2008

source:- OS County Series (Lan 11)

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.
Ordinary Tides flow to this point
coordinates:- SD30838375
date:- 1847=1851
period:- 19th century, late; 1840s; 1850s

source:- OS County Series (Lan 11)

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.
Spring Tides flow to this point
coordinates:- SD30908425
date:- 1847=1851
period:- 19th century, late; 1840s; 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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Crake R.
wiggly line, river

placename:- Crake, River
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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Crake R.

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

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 41:-
... the Leven, ... joins the Crake from Coniston upon the sands below Penny Bridge.
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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Crake R.

placename:- Crake River
river

descriptive text:- Baker 1802

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
pp.25-26:-
... Cartmel ... between two bays of the sea, the one formed by the river Kenken, the other by the conflux of some smaller streams, there falling from the great Westmorland and Cumberland fells into the Irish sea. ...
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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:- Crake River
river
county:- Lancashire

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con)

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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lake draining Coniston Water
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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wiggly line, into the Leven Estuary
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

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Wiggly line; from Coniston Water.
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

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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county:- Lancashire
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

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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Double line from Coniston Water to the estuary.
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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Double wiggly line.
county:- Lancashire
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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double line, into the Leven Estuary
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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county:- Lancastria
river
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 653-654
Cross the Crake River

placename:- Crake, River
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

hearsay The valley is described in Viking times in Collingwod's book 'Thorstein of the Mere'.
Collingwood, W G: : Thorstein of the Mere

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