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placename:- Grey Crag
parish Longsleddale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
hill
coordinates:- NY49710717
10Km square:- NY40
Altitude 2093 feet

1Km square NY4907

descriptive text:- Wilson 1912

Book, Longsleddale, by F M Wilson, published by T Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1912.
... It is only a few years since the last of the large vulture tribe was shot somewhere about Grey Crag.

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 27 3)

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.
Shown as a Trigonometrical Station.
trig point
Altitude 2093 feet

source:- OS 1881-82 New Series (outline edition)

Maps, parts of Westmorland, Cumberland, etc now Cumbria, New Series 1 inch maps of England, published by the Ordnance Survey, London, 1881-82; sheets 7, 11, 12, 16..19, 22..25, 28..31, 37..40, 47..50, 58.
Grey Crag / 2093

placename:- Grey Crag
Altitude 2093 feet
date:- 1881=1882
period:- 19th century, late; 1880s

tithe schedule:- Kendal Corn Rent Act 1836 -- in part relevant

Beware/ The schedule is arranged by Person; interpretting it by Place is not a certain procedure.
Schedule, each row gives:-
Field no. / Tenant's name / Close ie Field name / Type of culture / Area, acres
Owned by Hon F G Howard, tenanted by Richard Ward; Grey Cragg and Ancrow Brow.
/ / Howard Hon. F. G.
/ 449 / Richard Ward / Grey Cragg &c / Pas / 44 500
/ 450 / Do / Cragg Field / Pas / 31 500
/ 451 / Do / Park / Pas / 12 090
/ 452 / Do / Sheep Folds / / 0 120
/ 453 / Do / Piche / Pas / 0 740
/ 454 / Do / Low Ancrow / Pas / 9 840
/ 455 / Do / Do / Pas / 8 970
/ 455 2 / Do / Hoghouse & Yard / / 0 120
/ / / / / [total] 477 880

placename:- Grey Cragg
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

source:- Kendal Corn Rent Act 1836

Area, part of 477.880 acres
Howard Hon. F. G. / Richard Ward / Grey Cragg & Ancrow Brow / 477 880 477 3 20 / ...

placename:- Grey Cragg
person:- : Howard, F G
person:- : Ward, Richard
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

source:- EPNS Westmorland 1967


placename:- Graycragg
placename:- Grai Cragg

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.
thumbnail Hdg1_59, button to large image

placename:- Grey Crag
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early

records:- Farrer and Curwen 1923

Farrer, William & Curwen, John F
1669 : Demise dated 2 February, 1669, from Alan Bellingham of Over Levens, esq., to Richard Lickbarrow of Longsleddall, yeoman, of all his pastures, meadows and commons called Gray Crag and Iron Craw "together with all the sheep heafes and the barne there," to hold for one year for £10 rent to be paid on 11 November; with covenants that the tenant maintain the walls and fences, "thack" and keep up the barn, and that the said Richard Lickbarrow shall have his ewes to pasture there until 15 April after the expiration of the term and such "gelt" sheep as he may require; D. at Levens.

placename:- Gray Crag
person:- : Bellingham, Alan
person:- : Lickbarrow, Richard
date:- 1669
period:- 17th century, late; 1660s

records:- Farrer and Curwen 1923

Farrer, William & Curwen, John F
1579 : James Layburne, esq., conveys by fine to Thomas Bellingham, esq., 30 messuages &c. and lands in Sleddall, Stockdall, Swinkelbancke, Sadgyllthwaite, Sadgyllhead, Stockdallhead, Sleddallhead, Graycragg, Arnecrewe and Towside; Reg. of D. at Levens.
: Indentures of bargain and sale dated 13 March, 21 Elizabeth (1579), made between James Laburne of Skellesmerghe, esq., and Thomas Bellingham of the Myddell Temple, London, esq., reciting that in consideration of £800 the vendor conveys to the purchaser his lands, tenements, wastes, heaths, moors, turbaries &c., known as Graycrage, Arncrooe, Towsyde, Scleddalhede, situate in the townships or hamlets of Scleddall, Stokdall, Sadgill and Sadgilhed, late in the tenure of the said James Laburne, and all these messuages, tenements, lands &c. in Scleddall, Stokdall, Swynkelbanck and Arncrooe in the occupation of [the tenants named in the ensuing rental]; ib.

placename:- Graycragg
other name:- Graycrage
person:- : Layburne, James; Laburne, James
person:- : Bellingham, Thomas
date:- 1579
period:- 16th century

notes There is a bield called Stockdale Bield on the crag. And a levelled area with traces of a building.
: 2009: Archaeological Data Service & ADS

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2008

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