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placename:- Egremont
parish Egremont parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s -- market town;
coordinates:- NY011105
10Km square:- NY01
place code:- Egrm

1Km square NY0110

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Egremont -- Egremont -- Cumbria / -- 24.4.2006
photograph

Egremont -- Egremont -- Cumbria / -- The town's coat of arms, on a litter bin. The blazon:- gules three lucies hauriant sable -- 11.5.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 72 8)

OS County Series (Cmd 72 7)

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.
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:- Egremont
building/s
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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 124:-
... at the mouth of the vale, between it and the coast, stands Egremont, a little town of 1,500 inhabitants or so, and which certainly looks very pretty from the uplands;- and cheerful too, in spite of its Roman name,- (the Mount of Sorrow.) It is distinguished by Roman traditions. ...

placename:- Mount of Sorrow
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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Egremont
blocks, settlement

placename:- Egremont
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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EGREMONT

placename:- Egremont
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 75:-
...
EGREMONT,
With its ruined castle crowning the northern banks. The heights above the town conceal beneath their surface a productive iron mine. The bridge over the river, and the castle above it, form a romantic scene; indeed, the town and castle, from many points on the Ehen, displays pleasing assemblages of the picturesque. ...
Page 76:-
... There is nothing worth notice in the town; it is small, neat, and clean; the houses adjoining the market-place have many of them rude colonnades of wood in front, under which the corn is exposed for sale during rainy weather. ... The name of Egremont signifies the 'Mount of sorrow:' but it must not be confounded with Wotobank, which is two miles from the castle.

placename:- Egremont
other name:- Mount of Sorrow
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 161:-
A superincumbent bed of limestone, by some called the mountain, by others the upper transition limestone, mantles round these mountains, in a position unconformable to the strata of the slaty and other rocks upon which it reposes. It bassets out near Egremont, Lamplugh, Pardshaw, ...
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Page 162:-
... The principal mineral production of this limestone, is iron ore, which is raised in great quantities near Dalton, and also near Egremont. ...
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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EGREMONT

placename:- Egremont

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 180:-
...
... market town of Egremont.
... The town of Egremont once sent members to Parliament.

placename:- Egremont
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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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Egremont Mar. Sat.
blocks, street plan, town, market

placename:- Egremont
market town
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
Egremont Market Saturday.

placename:- Egremont
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

descriptive text:- Bowen 1720 (plate 261)

Road book, Britannia Depicta Or Ogilby Improv'd, including road strip maps with sections in Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, derived from maps by Ogilby, 1675, and a county map of Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, with text by John Owen, published by Emanuel Bowen, London, 1720; published 1720-64.
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Egremond Is noted for its stately Castle, ye Ancient Seat of ye Ld. Copeland. This Borough as well as Cockermouth was represented in Par. 23d. Ed. 1st. but never since as we can find. Mt. on Sat.

placename:- Egremond
person:- : Copeland, Lord
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

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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Egremont
Circle, buildings, towers.

placename:- Egremont
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 0, Cumberland.
Egremond
two streets with houses each side, and a castle.

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

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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Egremond
Buildings and towers, suggestion of a wall, notice ?fence palings; upright lowercase text; market town.

placename:- Egremond
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Jenner 1643

Table of distances and map, Westmerland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, by Thomas Jenner, London, 1643.
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Edgermond
circle

placename:- Edgermond
date:- 1643
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

poem:- Drayton 1612/1622 text

Poem, Polyolbion, by Michael Drayton, published 1612, part 2 with Cumbria published by John Marriott, John Grismand, and Thomas Dewe, London, 1622.
page 164:-

placename:- Egremound
date:- 1612; 1622
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s; 1620s

old map:- Drayton 1612/1622

Map, Cumberlande and Westmorlande, by Michael Drayton in part 2 of Polyolbion, probably engraved by William Hole; published by John Marriott, John Grismand, and Thomas Dewe, London, 1622.
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Egremont
Lady with 'town' headress.

placename:- Egremont
date:- 1622
period:- 17th century, early; 1620s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

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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Egremond
circle, buildings, towers

placename:- Egremond
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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Buildings and towers, symbol for a town.
EGREMOND

placename:- Egremond
county:- Cumberlandia
town
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

source:- Lloyd 1573

Map, Angliae Regni, Kingdom of England, with Wales, scale about 24 miles to 1 inch, authored by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd, drawn and engraved by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
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Egremot

placename:- Egremot
date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

market notes:- see:- Palmer's Index No.93:: Public Record Office

see:- Owen: 1792: New Book of Fairs

see:- : 1889: Market Rights and Tolls: HM Government

see:- Bowen, Emanuel & Kitchin, Thomas: 1760: New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland

Wednesday market to be held at the manor, granted by Henry III to Thomas de Moleton, 20 May 1267; listed in the Calendar of Charter Rolls.
Letter patent for a market at Egremunt, 51 Hen 3, 1266-67, in Palmer's Index No.93 at the Public Record Office.
Market day Saturday given on Bowen and Kitchin's map, 1760.
Market listed by Owen, 1792.
Market listed by HM Government, 1888.

other name:- Egremunt
person:- : Henry III
person:- : Moleton, Thomas de
market town
date:- 1267; 1792; 1888; 1760

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 319-320
Egremont
market town, post office

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

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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The principal Towns in Cumberland, are, ... Egremond, ...
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...
Egremont is a small Market Town, standing on the Banks of a little River, over which there are two Bridges near it; It is famous for its Castle, ... Sir Thomas Piercy was created Baron of Egremont, and tho' he left no Issue, the Barony remain'd in the Family of the Piercy's, Earls of Northumberland. It was a Borough Town, having formerly the Privilege of electing Members of Parliament, but hath now lost it, for what Reason doth not appear. Its Market is on Saturdays; and it is 222 Miles computed and 287 measured from London.

placename:- Egremont
person:- : Piercy, Thomas, Sir; Egremont, Baron
person:- : Piercy Family
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.3 no.52)

Engravings - Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated; from drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, and H Gastineau, described by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate Street, London, 1832-35.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Egremont, from the Ravenglass Road, Cumberland, drawn by G Pickering, engraved by W Taylor, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1835.
vol.3 pl.51 in the set of prints, Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
G. Pickering. / [W. Taylor.] / EGREMONT, FROM THE RAVENGLASS ROAD, CUMBERLAND. / FISHER, SON & CO. LONDON, 1835.

placename:- Egremont
date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Egremont -- Egremont -- Cumbria / -- Sculpture, -- NY01021057 (at) -- commemorating the world championships of 'gurning through a braffin' that takes place during -- 'EGREMONT CRAB FAIR' -- 11.5.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Egremont -- Egremont -- Cumbria / -- Tesselated pavement, -- NY01021057 (at) -- 11.5.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Egremont -- Egremont -- Cumbria / -- Tesselated pavement, -- NY01021057 (at) -- detail 'gurning through a braffin'. -- 11.5.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Egremont -- Egremont -- Cumbria / -- Tesselated pavement, -- NY01021057 (at) -- detail 'gurning through a braffin'. -- 11.5.2009

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