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placename:- Galeforth Spout
site name:- Galeforth Gill
locality:- Sleddale Fell
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
waterfall
coordinates:- NY48710662
10Km square:- NY40

1Km square NY4806

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Galeforth Spout -- Galeforth Gill -- Sleddale Fell -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 7.3.2004
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Galeforth Spout -- Galeforth Gill -- Sleddale Fell -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 7.3.2004

descriptive text:- Wilson 1912

Book, Longsleddale, by F M Wilson, published by T Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1912.
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... One of the most remarkable of these cataracts is called Galeforth Spout. It falls about 100 yards in an unbroken sheet. When a wind from the valley catches the water in its fall, it forces it upward in a sort of light vapourous column, which is often mistaken for smoke.

placename:- Galeforth Spout
date:- 1912
period:- 1910s

source:- Housman 1800

Page 71:-
... Cascades and cataracts tumble over the precipices in various places, some of them from a very great height; the magnificence of this scene is greatly augmented after falls of rain. A strong wind, in some directions, also produces a curious appearance in these waterfalls, which we were so fortunate as to enjoy when we passed though Long-Sleddale. As the water begins to pour over the tops of some projecting rocks (upwards of one hundred yards in perpendicular height from the bottom of the vale), it is caught by a strong gust of wind, and violently forced upwards, exactly in the form of smoke, for several minutes together. So much were we deceived, that after viewing it with great attention, we concluded, that, notwithstanding the frightful situation, the smoke must proceed from some fires below, and we were about to make inquiry of a shepherd whom we met, when, again looking to the summit in a more calm interval, we were surprised to see little torrents of water where the smoke seemed to issue before. In
Page 72:-
half a minute after again the water disappeared, and violently ascended into the air in the appearance of smoky vapour.
date:- 1800; 1812
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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... [upper Longsleddale] ... Here is every possible variety of water falls and cataracts; the most remarkable of which is on the left. Over a most tremendous wall of rock, a mountain torrent, in one broken sheet, leaps headlong one hundred yards and more. ...
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Hodgson 1828

Map, 4 sheets, Westmorland, by T Hodgson, scale about 1 1/4 inches to 1 mile, engraved by W R Gardner, ?published by C Smith, 1828.
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Galeforth Spout a Cascade

placename:- Galeforth Spout
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early

source:- Prior 1865

Page 109:-
... Galeforth Spout, on the stream issuing from Grey Crag Tarn, is out of the way, at the edge of the cliffs overlooking Longsleddale, and is not worth going to see.

placename:- Galeforth Spout
date:- 1865
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

old print:-
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Engraved by J. Storer from a drawing by W. M. Craig for the Beauties of England and Wales. GELLFORTH SPOUT, in Long-sle-dale, Westmoreland. London, Published by Vernor & Hood, Poultry, Dec. 1. 1803.

placename:- Gellforth Spout
date:- 1803
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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button to large Galeforth Spout -- Galeforth Gill -- Sleddale Fell -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 7.3.2004
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button to large Galeforth Spout -- Galeforth Gill -- Sleddale Fell -- Longsleddale -- Cumbria / -- 7.3.2004

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