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placename:- Ferry House, The
parish Claife parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
inn; building/s
coordinates:- SD39049565
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3995

photograph

Ferry House, The -- Claife -- Cumbria / -- 12.5.2008
photograph

Ferry House, The -- Claife -- Cumbria / -- ... and the ferry. -- 27.1.2012

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 13:-
Ferry house, under its canopy of tall sycamores, and with its pebbly beach, is immediately opposite; and behind it rises the wooded bank which is, in light or shadow, one of the chief graces of the scene. ...
Page 32:-
...
[crossing the ferry] ... The Ferry House looks more tempting than ever when seen from under its own sycamores,- jutting out as it does between quiet bays on either hand. ...
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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Ferry Inn
no symbol

placename:- Ferry Inn
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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Ferry Ho.

placename:- Ferry House
county:- Lancashire
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 29:-
...
On the opposite promontory [from Bowness], almost hid amidst the leafy shade of sycamores, stands
THE FERRY HOUSE.
He who cannot delay to see Coniston, should cross to this spot. Hence are commanded three views, widely distinguished from each other, yet all noble: First, the prospect looking down the lake, by Berkshire Island and Storrs Hall to Rawlinson's Nab, is one of amenity and richness: Second, in a north-easterly direction over the great island, the eye rests upon Hill Bell; below, but beyond the two promontories stretching, one from the island, the other from the Rector's land, appears the water, a single island set like a gem in its crystal surface, and the green slopes of Rayrigg over it: Third, looking north from the place where the carriage boats are moored, Crow Holm rises out of the water on the right - Curwen's Island extends beyond it - opposite to which is Furness Fell - the island seen in the midst is one of the Lily of the Valley Islands - and the Pike of Wansfell, with Dove Nest below, is overtopped by Scandale Fell and the Rydal mountains.
Page 158:-
...
The Ferry House is a good inn, delightfully situated on the banks of Windermere. Horses and carriages pass over the lake by this Ferry. ...

placename:- Ferry House
inn
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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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John C. Curwen's Esqr.
block, building/s
person:- : Curwen, John Christian
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

old advertisement:- Atkinson 1847 (5th edn 1850)

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Advertisement for James Arnold at the Ferry Hotel, Claife, Lancashire, 1850.
At the end of a Handbook to the English Lakes, 5th edn.

placename:- Ferry Hotel
person:- innkeeper : Arnold, James
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Robertson 1911

Wordsworthshire, by Eric Robertson, Windermere, Westmorland, illustrated by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
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Print, lithograph? Windermere Ferry Inn, as it was in Wordsworth's Time, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker from an old print, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.84 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
printed at bottom:-
WINDERMERE FERRY INN, AS IT WAS IN WORDSWORTH'S TIME / (From an old picture)

placename:- Windermere Ferry Inn
date:- 1911
period:- 1910s

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, The Ferry Hotel, Claife, Lancashire, by ?B Foster, engraved by E Evans, 1850s-60s?
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
[B] Foster / E. EVANS SC. / THE FERRY HOTEL

placename:- Ferry Hotel, The
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late

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