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placename:- Esk, River
parish Eskdale parish, once in Cumberland
parish Bootle parish, once in Cumberland
parish Muncaster parish, once in Cumberland
parish Drigg and Carleton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
river
coordinates:- NY2101
10Km square:- NY20
10Km square:- SD09

1Km square NY2101

photograph

Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- Upper part of the valley. -- 14.9.2009
photograph

Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- At Doctor's Bridge. -- NY18940072 (at) -- 20.5.2008

source:- OS County Series (Cmd 82)

old bed of river
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 Spring Tides flow to this [ ]
coordinates:- SD12459799
date:- 1867=1868
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

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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wiggly line, river, broadening into the estuary
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R. Esk
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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Esk R.

placename:- Esk River
county:- Cumberland
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 Esk, rising on the east of Scawfell, retains its name till it enters the sea at Ravenglass; where the Irt from Wasdale, and the Mite from Miterdale, join it upon the sands. ...
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Page 108:-
The small river Esk winds along a narrow valley, among verdant fields, surmounted by rugged rocks, ... On the left hand, in travelling down the valley, there are two remarkable cascades. The first is seen from the road; but the other, which lies beyond the chapel, requires a walk of more than half a mile to view it. ...
...
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A variety of granite with reddish felspar, and which from a deficiency of mica, has sometimes been
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called sienite, ... extends to some distance on both sides of the river Esk, ... It contains veins of red hematite and micaceous iron ore. ...
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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Esk R.

placename:- Esk River
river

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:- Esk River
river
county:- Cumberland

old text:- Mackenzie 1776

Page 19:-
RAVINGLAS Harbour.
Ravinglas is a dry Harbour in Cumberland, where three rivulets, Esk, Mite, and Ort, unite. ...

placename:- Esk, River
date:- 1776
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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 and river mouth, into the sea
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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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Ravenglass ... Here is a commodious Harbour for Ships, made by the Meeting of the River Mute with the Eske. ...

placename:- Eske, River
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

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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Esk R.

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

old map:- Jansson 1646 -- probably relevant

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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Denok fl
Double wiggly line; the label belongs to the lake?

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

old map:- Jenner 1643 -- perhaps relevant

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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wiggly line
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 163:-

placename:- Eske
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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Eske fl
River, naiad.

placename:- Eske Fl.
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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double line with stream lines, runs into the sea
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Esk Flu
double line with stream lines, then a wiggly line

placename:- Esk Flu.
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old print:- Farington 1816 (plate 25)

Set of prints, 43 engravings, The Lakes of Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland, drawings by Jospeph Farington, with text by Thomas Hartwell Horne, published by T Cadell, and W Davies, Strand, and by J M'Creery, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street, London, 1816.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Wastdale Village, drawn by Joseph Farington, engraved by J Landseer, published by T Cadell and W Davies, Strand, London, 1815.
Plate 25 in The Lakes of Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland ... with text by Thomas Hartwell Horne.
date:- 1815
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Farington 1816 (plate 26)

Set of prints, 43 engravings, The Lakes of Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland, drawings by Jospeph Farington, with text by Thomas Hartwell Horne, published by T Cadell, and W Davies, Strand, and by J M'Creery, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street, London, 1816.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Muncaster Castle and Eskdale, drawn by Joseph Farington, engraved by John Pye, published by T Cadell and W Davies, Strand, London, 1815.
Plate 26 in The Lakes of Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland ... with text by Thomas Hartwell Horne:-
[Muncaster Castle] stands on an eminence, ... commanding in front a fine view of the Vale of Esk, flanked on each side, and terminated in front, by the wildest mountain scenery. ... The River Esk, which gives its name to Eskdale, is formed by some small streams which rise near Bow-fell; it falls into the sea at Ravenglass, after a course of about thriteen miles.

placename:- Esk, River
date:- 1815
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- Near the head of the river. -- NY231076 (about) -- 14.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- Near the head of the river. -- NY231076 (about) -- 14.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- Near the head of the river. -- NY231076 (about) -- 14.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- Near the head of the river. -- NY231076 (about) -- 14.9.2009
tiny photograph, 
button to large Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- At Beckfoot Bridge, Eskdale. -- NY16880045 (at) -- 14.3.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- Below Forge Bridge, Eskdale. -- SD14899951 (at) -- 14.3.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- At a ford, Muncaster. -- SD13079780 (at) -- 14.3.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Esk, River -- Eskdale and Bootle etc -- Cumbria / -- At Hall Waberthwaite. -- SD108950 (at) -- 17.4.2009

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