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placename:- Helvellyn
parish St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
parish Patterdale parish, once in Westmorland
hill
Altitude 3100 feet
coordinates:- NY34261508
10Km square:- NY31

1Km square NY3415

photograph

Helvellyn -- St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn and Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- 9.7.2009
photograph

Helvellyn -- St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn and Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- From the face of Saddleback. -- 24.8.2008

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 12 13)

OS County Series (Cmd 71 9)

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:- Helvellyn
locality
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

source:- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
... [by Thirlmere] Close at hand on the right mighty Helvellyn lifts its proud peak 3,118 feet above sea level, the chief of a long backbone of mountains. ...

date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

text:- Mason 1907 (edn 1930)

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...
... the vale narrows; the mountains become steep and rugged, with streams of boulders down their slopes; and. presently, we are under "the dark brow of the mighty Helvellyn."
...
HELVELLYN.
Helvellyn is the monarch of the lake mountains: Sca Fell is a hundred feet higher; Skiddaw, Sca Fell, and Helvellyn are all over 3000 feet; but neither of the others is such a big, swelling, giant of a mountain as Helvellyn.
We are too close to the Monarch to see his crown: our road lies under his vast shoulder; but we cannot pass him by. We must leave our box-seat [of out coach], and breast the hill, prepared for two or three hours' hard climbing.
The best way to see the mountain in its grandeur is to follow the track that leads up by the Red Tarn. ... two sloping walls of rock, the Striding Edge, and the Swirral Edge,- edges indeed, for they are simply steep, narrow, broken pathways on the top of each wall of rock. If you are a good climber, and not apt to become giddy,
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you may make your way up by one of these edges; but beware of a false step on either side of the narrow pathway; one such step, and you are plunged down a precipice of a hundred feet.
There is a touching tale of a traveller who attempted the passage on a snowy day and fell. Wordsworth tells the story in a poem beginning -
   "A barking sound the shepherd hears."
On the summit of the mountain there is an awful stillness; not an insect hums in the air; we no longer hear the roar of the mountain torrents; not a blade of grass is to be seen; cushions, or tufts of moss, parched and brown, appear between the huge blocks and stones that lie in heaps on all sides; the snow lies here for half the year. now and then.

placename:- Monarch, The
date:- 1907
period:- 1900s

old print:- Heaton Cooper 1905 (edn 1908)

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Print, colour halftone, Thirlmere and Helvellyn, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumberland, from a watercolour painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 2nd edn 1908.
Opposite p.168 of The English Lakes, painted by Alfred Heaton Cooper, described by William T Palmer.
printed at tissue opposite the print:-
THIRLMERE AND HELVELLYN
printed at signed lower left:-
[A HEATON COOPER]

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

old print:- Bradley 1901

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Print, uncoloured lithograph, Helvellyn from Thirlmere, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumberland, by Joseph Pennell, published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1901.
On page 244 of Highways and Byways in the Lake District, by A G Bradley.
printed at bottom:-
Helvellyn from Thirlmere.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1901
period:- 1900s

source:- Philip/Wilson 1890s

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STRIDING EDGE AND RED TARN, HELVELLYN.
date:- 1895
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Helvellyn and Thirlmere, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
printed at bottom:-
Herbert Bell, Ambleside / HELVELLYN AND THIRLMERE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Patterdale, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Helvellyn from Thirlmere, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped on reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Helvellyn and Striding Edge, Patterdale, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, sunset over Helvellyn, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Wath Bridge and Helvellyn, Thirlmere, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Walton 1876

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Print, colour lithograph, Fresh Snow on Helvellyn, view near Oxenfell, Cumberland, from a painting by Elijah Walton, published by W M Thompson, 20 Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, and Burlington Gallery, Piccadilly, London, 1876.
Plate 9 in English Lake Scenery, with a description by T G Bonney.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1876
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Walton 1876

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Print, colour lithograph, Helvellyn, from above the Langdales, Westmorland/Cumberland, from a painting by Elijah Walton, published by W M Thompson, 20 Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, and Burlington Gallery, Piccadilly, London, 1876.
Plate 20 in English Lake Scenery, with a description by T G Bonney.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1876
period:- 19th century, late

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.
Plate, opposite p.69:-
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains seen from the West Side of Thirlmere, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
MOUNTAINS SEEN FROM THE WEST SIDE OF THIRLMERE.
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr.
The view is captioned, numbers referring to mountains in the image:-
1 Raven Crag, 2 Castlerigg, 3 Blancathra vulgariter Saddleback, 4 Great How, 5 Green Crag, 6, Great Dod, 7 Part of Helvellyn.
person:- artist : Aspland, T L
person:- engraver : Banks, W
person:- publisher : Garnett, John
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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.
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... the tradition of the tramp of armies over Helvellyn, on the eve of the battle of Marston Moor. And now the tourist may proceed, - looking for ghosts, if he pleases, on Souter Fell.
...
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... No mountain in the district is, we believe, so often climbed. Its central situation renders the view attractive on every account; it is very conspicuous; and it is not difficult of ascent. According to the Ordnance Surveyors, its height is 3,055 feet above the level of the sea; that is, 33 feet higher than Skiddaw, and rather more than 100 feet lower than Scawfell Pike. ... There are two cairns on two summits, not far apart, from between which, in an angle in the hill, the best view to the north is obtained. These Men, (as such piles of stones are called) mark the
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dividing line between Cumberland and Westmorland. Northwards, the view is bounded by the Scotch mountains, with the Solway at their feet. Nearer stands Saddleback, with Skiddaw a little to the left. Kepel Cove Tarn lies below, with Catchedecam on the right. Eastwards, Red Tarn lies immediately below, between its two solemn precipices. Ullswater shines beyond, its nearer bank fringed by Gowbarrow Park; and Crossfell closes in the view afar. The Troutbeck mountains here peep over Striding Edge. Kirkstone and Fairfield rise to the south; and over the latter, there is a peep at Windermere, and sometimes, in clear weather, a glimpse of Lancaster Castle. Esthwaite Water and the sea in Morecambe Bay are seen at the same time. Blackcombe is caught sight of through Wrynose Gap; and the Coniston range and Langdale Pikes lead the eye round to the superior summits at the head of Wastdale and Buttermere. Even Honister Crag is seen, in a hollow, a little to the left of Cat Bells. Derwentwater is not seen: nor, from the higher Man, either Thirlmere or Bassenthwaite; though the two last are visible from the lower Man. Six lakes are seen, besides many tarns:- Ullswater, Windermere, Esthwaite Water, Coniston, Bassenthwaite and Thirlmere. Angle Tarn is particularly conspicuous, while its neighbour, Hays Water, is hidden in its hollow under High Street. The streams it sends down to Brothers' Water are however, very conspicuous when the sun is upon them.
viewpoint
person:- surveyor : Ordnance Survey; OS
event:- battle : Battle of Marston Moor
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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.
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A TABLE OF THE HEIGHTS OF MOUNTAINS IN THE COUNTIES OF CUMBERLAND, WESTMORLAND, AND LANCASHIRE.
No. : Names of Mountains. : Counties. : Height in Feet above the Sea Level.
3 : Helvellyn : Cumberland : 3055
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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Helvellyn
hill hachuring

placename:- Helvellyn
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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Helvellin
Hill hachuring.

placename:- Helvellin
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.
... THE Lake district ... consists of large masses or clusters of mountains, generally terminating in one aspiring and pre-eminent point, with the intermediate valleys occupied either by lakes and their subsidiary tarns, or by winding rivers.
The chief nuclei of these clusters are, Skiddaw and Blencathra, Helvellyn, Fairfield, Coniston Old Man, Blackcomb, Scafell, Gable, Red Pike, Grasmoor, Grisdale Pike, and the Langdale Pikes. Many noble and commanding mountains rise around these, rivalling them in height and grandeur, but still
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serving as large buttresses only. In the presentation of endlessly-diversified forms, these Mountains yield to none, however individually inferior they may be, owing to their being seldom seen in a detached point of view; although, on the other hand, they have thus the advantage of forming combinations at once grand and sublime, towering above each other, or rising in ridges, like the mighty billows of the ocean.
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...
... The Horse Head inn is an excellent resting-place, and a guide, at a moderate charge, can be obtained here for the ascent of Helvellyn, which is most easily accomplished from this place. ...
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At the very beginning of the ascent, there is a beautiful cascade on the stream, which is dashed down the steeps of Whelpside. The summit cannot be seen from the road, neither is the mountain itself seen anywhere to so much advantage as some others, from being crowded in on all sides by lofty compeers. Striding Edge and Swirrel stand on the east, Whelpside and Dolly Waggon Pike, with the Middle Tongue, on the west, embracing many noble eminences, beautiful villas, and sweet habitations, within their shadows. The ascent is long, but neither difficult nor dangerous. Arrived at the top, a vast tract of mountainous country is overlooked; the most prominent objects, and those seen with the greatest distinctness, are the lofty mountains as they point towards the sky. Behind these vast masses are hid many interesting scenes, while beneath and beyond are vistas of variously mingled landscapes, whose parts are indistinctly seen. Looking north, Skiddaw and Saddleback appear over Whiteside and Styx; at its foot are Keppel Cove Tarn and Red Tarn, on the edge of which Gough's remains, after having been watched over by his dog, 'through three months' space,' were accidentally found by a shepherd; the middle and lower reaches of Ulles Water and Place Fell on its borders; Angle Tarn and the Calcades (sic) falling towards Hartshope, which cannot itself be seen; and then the tops and ridges of St. Sunday Crag and Dolly Waggon Pike. Far away to the south,
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Windermere, Coniston, and Esthwaite, the Lancaster Sands, and Yorkshire mountains, fill the horizon; in the west, the Langdale Pikes and Wry Nose rise beyond Wythburn Head; the Scafell Pikes, with Great End and Lingmell, the Borrowdale mountains, Glaramara, and Great Gable, stand in bold relief against the sun's declining beams. The Derwent mountains complete the circle, the surface of Bassenthwaite glowing like burnished gold, and the lordly Criffel lifts his azure head over Solway's foaming tide. Helvellyn is three thousand and fifty-five feet above the level of the sea.
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pedestrian may follow up its stream, along bold water-breaks and falls, to a silent tarn in the recesses of Helvellyn,
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ELEVATION OF THE MOUNTAINS,
ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT AUTHORITIES.

placename:- Helvellyn
person:- mountain guide, Helvellyn
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- Otley 1823 (4th edn 1830)

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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The Mountains of Ulswater: / as seen from Pooley Bridge.
Swarth Fell / Cawdale Moor / Winter Crag / Dove Crags / Hallen Fell, and Place Fell / Stone Cross Pike / Birk Fell / Dolly Waggon Pike / Nether Cove Head / Helvellyn High Man / Catchety Cam / Helvellyn Low Man / Herring Pike / Keppel Cove Head / Raise / Greenside / Gowbarrow
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The Mountains of Patterdale: / as seen from the Slate Quarry on Place Fell.
Place Fell / Hartshop Dod / Cawdale Moor / Kirkstone Pass / Red Screes / Deepdale Park / Blease / Birks / Dolly Waggon Pike / Eagle Crag / Bleaberry Pike / Helvellyn Pile / Hall Bank / Raise / Greenside / Herring Pike / Glenridding Dod / Glencoin Fell

placename:- Helvellyn High Man
other name:- Helvellyn Pile
date:- 1830
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

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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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Grasmere from Red Bank Head, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.4 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.
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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Ullswater from Pooley Bridge, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.12 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.
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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Mountains of Patterdale from the Slate Quarry on Place Fell, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.14 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.

placename:- Helvellyn
other name:- Helvellyn High Man
other name:- Helvellyn Pile
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

source:- 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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STATION III.- HELVELLYN.
Latitude 54° 31′ 43″ N. Longitude 3° 0′ 24″ W. Height 3070 feet.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old print:- Fielding and Walton 1821 (plate 23)

Set of prints, Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, illustrated with hand coloured aquatints by Theodore Henry Fielding and John Walton, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
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Print, coloured aquatint, Wythburn Water and Helvellyn, Cumberland, drawn by Theodore H A Fielding, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
Thirlmere.
Tipped in opposite p.125 in A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

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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HELVELLYN

placename:- Helvellyn
hill

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Helvellin
hillock; mountain, on county boundary

placename:- Helvellin
county:- Cumberland
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789

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.
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...
And that other of the height of these [Skiddaw] and two other mountains in these parts,

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

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
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... the highest of our northern Alps, Helvellyn.
Cambden speaking of Helvellyn calls it Lauvellin, and says that the country people had a proverb concerning it.
"But the bye-word (as he calls it,) that he was taught when a child, and which continues the same still, is,

placename:- Lauvellin
other name:- Helveyllin
person:- : Camden, Willam
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old print:- Clarke 1787

Bearing from line Penrith Beacon to Helvellyn on topograph = 0 degrees;
bearing calculated from grid references = 0 degrees.
Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
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Hellvellyn
circle

placename:- Hellvellyn
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Ambleside to Keswick)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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HELLVELLIN MOUNT
Off to the side.

placename:- Hellvellin Mount
hill
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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.
HELVELLYN
Shown by a circle of hachuring across the county boundary.
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placename:- Helvellyn
hill
county:- Westmorland
county:- Cumberland

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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...
... The range of mountains, on the right [at Leathes Water], are tre-
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[tre]mendously great. Helvellyn and Cachidecam are the chief; and, according to Wythburn shepherds, much higher than Skiddaw. It is, however, certain that these mountains retain snow many weeks after Skiddaw; but that may be owing to the steepness of Skiddaw's northern side, and shivery surface, that attracts more forcibly the solar rays, than the verdant front of Helvellyn, and so sooner looses its winter covering. A thousand huge rocks hang on Helvellyn's brow, which have been once in motion, and are now seemingly prepared to start anew. Many have already reached the lake, and are at rest. The road sweeps through them, along the naked margin of the lake.
...
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A TABLE OF THE Height of Mountains and Lakes SEEN IN THIS TOUR, ... TAKEN FROM THE LEVEL OF THE SEA. ... by Mr. John Dalton.
Helvellyn ... 1070 [yards]
...
... no mountain in England touches the zone of barrenness that intervenes between this region and the limits of vegetation. Sheep pasture the summits of Snowden, Helvellyn, and Skiddaw, and barrenness only prevails where rock and precipice are invincible obstacles to vegetation.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
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... [Ullswater] is soon again interrupted by the root of Helvellyn, a lofty and very rugged mountain, and spreading again, turns off to the south-east, ...
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... [from Castlerigg] ... the summits of Cachidecam (called by Camden Casticand) and Helvellyn, said to be as high as Skiddaw, and to rise from a much higher base.
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...
Oct. 8. I left Keswick, and took the Ambleside road, ... Came to the foot of Helvellyn, along which runs an excellent road, looking down from a little height on Leathes-water, ... all is rock and loose stones up to the very brow, which lies so near your way that not above half the height of Helvellyn can be seen.
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Mr Cumberland's Ode to the Sun, 1776
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   SOUL of the world, refulgent sun! / Oh, take not from my ravish'd sight / Those golden beams of living light, / Nor, ere thy daily course be run, / Precipitate the night. / Lo! where ruffian clouds arise, / Usurp the abdicated skies, / And seize the aethereal throne: / Sullen sad the scene appears, / Huge Helvellyn streams with tears! / Hark! 'tis giant Skiddaw's groan, / I hear terrific Lowdore roar; / The sabbath of thy reign is o'er, / The anarchy's begun; / Father of light! return; break forth, refulgent sun!
Altitude 3210 feet
date:- 1769=1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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HELVELLIN
hill hachuring; hill or mountain; across county boundary

placename:- Helvellin
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
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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Helvillon Hill
hill hachuring, on county boundary Westmorland Cumberland

placename:- Helvillon Hill
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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...
Some of the Mountains in Cumberland are very remarkable for their Height, viz. ... The third is Lauvellin, the fourth Castinand, of which, and the former, they have a proverbial Speech among them:
Skiddaw, Lauvellin, and Castinand,
Are th' highest Hills in all England.

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

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

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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Helvillin hill
Marked with a circle on the side of the hillock.

placename:- Helvillin Hill
county:- Westmorland
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 miles 20 to 24, Cumberland.
Range of mountain on the right of the road for 4 miles.
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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Helvillon hill
Just a hillock.

placename:- Helvillon Hill
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
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:- Helvillon
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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Hellvlllon hill
Hillock with a gentleman sitting on top, with a staff; out of place!.

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

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

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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Helvillon Hill
large hillock

placename:- Helvillon Hill
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

image Sax9NY31, button   goto source.
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Helvillon hill
Large hillock.

placename:- Helvillon Hill
county:- Cumberlandia
hill
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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Helvelin
hill hachuring; mountain or hill; on county boundary

placename:- Helvelin
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old print:- Goodwin 1887 (edn 1890)

Set of prints, etchings? 56 views in Westmorland, Cumberland, etc, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
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Print, etching? Helvellyn, Westmorland, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
Tipped in opposite p.142 of Through the Wordsworth Country, by William Knight.
printed at lower right:-
Helvellyn

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1886
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Gresham Publishing 1900s

Book, Our Beautiful Homeland, volume including The English Lakes, by George Benson, A G Bradley, and R Murray Gilchrist, illustrated by Ernest W Haslehurst, published by The Gresham Publishing Co, 66 Chandos Street, London, 1900s?
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Print, colour halftone, Thirlmere and Helvellyn, Cumberland, by Ernest W Haslehurst, published by The Gresham Publishing Co, 66 Chandos Street, London, 1900s?
Tipped in opposite p.20 of The English Lakes section of a volume of Our Beautiful Homeland.
printed at bottom:-
THIRLMERE AND HELVELLYN
printed at lower right:-
E. W. HASLEHURST

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old print:- Sylvan 1847

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Print, engraving, Helvellyn, from Bull Crags, Cumberland, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
On p.153 of Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
HELVELLYN, FROM BULL CRAGS.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Tattersall 1836 (version 1869)

Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, hand coloured, Thirlmere, from the North, Cumberland, drawn by George Tattersall, 1836, engraved by W F Topham, published by T J Allman, 463 Oxford Street, London, 1869.
Included in The Lakes of England, by W F Topham.
printed at bottom:-
THIRLMERE, / from the North.
printed at bottom:-
Helvellyn. / Steel Fell. / Raven Crag. / Borrowdale Fells.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Tattersall 1836

Tattersall 1836

Tattersall 1836

Tattersall 1836

Each print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, engraving, View from Helvellyn, looking North, Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
Tipped in opposite p.68 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
VIEW FROM HELVELLYN. / looking North.
printed at p.68:-
... VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT OF HELVELLYN. I. LOOKING NORTH. / 1. Scotch Mountains. / 2. Solway Frith. / 3. Skiddaw, Cumberland. / 4. Thelcot Vale, Cumberland. / 5. Saddleback, Cumberland. / 6. Scilly Bank, Cumberland. / 7. Matterdale, Westmoreland. / 8. Dodd Fell, Westmoreland. / 9. Grisedale Fell, Cumberland. / 10. Greenside, Cumberland. / 11. Catsedecam, Cumberland. / 12. Helvellyn Top, Westmoreland. / 13. Keppel Cove Tarn, Westmoreland. / 14. Swirrel Edge, Westmoreland.
Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, engraving, View from Helvellyn, looking East, Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
Tipped in opposite p.68 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
VIEW FROM HELVELLYN. / looking East.
printed at p.68:-
... VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT OF HELVELLYN. II. LOOKING EAST. / 1. Matterdale, Westmoreland. / 2. Martindale, Westmoreland. / 3. Dodd Fell, Cumberland. / 4. High Row, Cumberland. / 5. Stybarrow Crag, Westmorel. / 6. Ullswater. / 7. Swarth Fell, Westmoreland. / 8. Kidsay Pike, Cumberland. / 9. Harter Fell, Westmoreland. / 10. Cross Fell, Westmoreland. / 11. Beck Fell, Westmoreland. / 12. Thrang Crag, Westmoreland. / 13. Place Fell, Westmoreland. / 14. Glenridding, Westmoreland. / 15. Gowbarrow Parks, Cumberland. / 16. Black Coomb, Cumberland. / 17. Swirrel Edge, Westmorel. / 18. Red Tarn, Westmoreland. / 19. Striding Edge, Westmorel.
Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, engraving, View from Helvellyn, looking South, Westmorland and Lancashire, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
Tipped in opposite p.69 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
VIEW FROM HELVELLYN. / looking South.
printed at p.68:-
... VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT OF HELVELLYN. III. LOOKING SOUTH. / 1. High Street, Westmoreland. / 2. Scandale, Westmoreland. / 3. Hill Bell, Westmoreland. / 4. Long Sleddale, Westmorel. / 5. Shap Fells, Westmoreland. / 6. Arnside Fells, Lancashire. / 7. Kirkstone, Westmoreland. / 8. Fairfield, Westmoreland. / 9. Dolly Waggon Pike, Westmoreland. / 10. Loughrigg Fell, Westmoreland. / 11. Cartmell Fell, Lancashire. / 12. Morecambe Bay. / 13. Windermere Lake, Westmoreland and Lancashire. / 14. Esthwaite Water, Lancashire. / 15. Nibthwaite Fells, Lancash. / 16. High Birch, Lancashire. / 17. Foulsha, Westmoreland. / 18. Grange Fells, Lancashire. / 19. Coniston Old Man, Lancash. / 20. Coniston Lake, Lancashire. / 21. Hawkshead Moor, Lancash. / 22. Graythorte, Lancashire. / 23. Wernfell, Lancashire. / 24. Helvellyn, Cumberland. / 25. Striding Egde, Westmoreland.
Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, engraving, View from Helvellyn, looking West, Westmorland, Cumberland and Lancashire, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
Tipped in opposite p.69 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
VIEW FROM HELVELLYN. / looking West.
printed at p.68:-
... VIEW FROM THE SUMMIT OF HELVELLYN. IV. LOOKING WEST. / 1. Coniston Fells, Lancashire. / 2. Black Combe, Cumberland. / 3. Lingmire, Westmoreland. / 4. Blakerigg, Westmoreland. / 5. Deer Bells, Westmoreland. / 6. Langdale PIkes, Westmorel. / 7. Bow Fell, Westmoreland and Cumberland. / 8. Wilbeck, Cumberland. / 9. Scawfell and Scawfell Pike, Cumberland. / 10. Muncaster Fell, Cumberland. / 11. Great End, Cumberland. / 12. Great Gavel, Cumberland. / 13. Honiston Crag, Cumberland. / 14. Cat Bells, Cumberland. / 15. Grange Fell, Cumberland. / 16. Red Pike, Cumberland. / 17. Robinson, Cumberland. / 18. Grasmoor, Cumberland. / 19. Causey Pike, Cumberland. / 20. Vale of Newlands, Cumberl. / 21. Whiteless Pike, Cumberland. / 22. Pillar, Cumberland.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- MacBride 1922

Wild Lakeland, by MacKenzie MacBride illustrated by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 1922-28.
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Print, colour, Striding Edge, Helvellyn, by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, 4-6 Soho Square, London, 2nd edn 1928.
Tipped in opposite p.172 in Wild Lakeland by MacKenzie MacBride.
printed at bottom:-
STRIDING EDGE, HELVELLYN
signed at lower right:-
A. HEATON COOPER

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1922
period:- 1920s

old print:- LMS 1920s

Guide book, LMS Route Book no.3, The Track of the Royal Scot, part 1 London Euston to Carlisle, by Edmund Vale, published by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, LMS, 1920s.
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Hills from Penrith Station, published in the LMS Route Book No.3, The Track of the Royal Scot, by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, LMS, 1920s.
date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

old print:- Jenkinson 1875

Guide book, A Practical Guide to the English Lake District, by Henry Irwin Jenkinson, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 4th edition 1875.
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Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Helvellyn, Westmorland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
... Helvellyn ...
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Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Skiddaw, Cumberland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
... Helvellyn ...
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Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Scawfell Pike, Cumberland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
... Helvellyn ...

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1875
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Matthew 1866

Guide book, The English Lakes, Peaks and Passes, from Kendal to Keswick, by George King Matthew, published by J Richardson, Highgate, Kendal, Westmorland, 1866.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Helvellyn from above Harrop Tarn, Poney Road from Wythburn to Whatendlath and Borrowdale, Cumberland, published by J Richardson, Highgate, Kendal, Westmorland, 1866.
Tipped in before p.1 of The English Lakes, Peaks and Passes, from Kendal to Keswick, by George King Matthew.
printed at bottom:-
HELVELLYN FROM ABOVE HARROP TARN, PONEY ROAD FROM WYTHBURN TO WHATENDLATH AND BORROWDALE.
printed at caption to mountains:-
... Helvellyn. ...

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1866
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Black 1856 (23rd edn 1900)

Guide book, Black's Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Black, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, or Soho Square, London, 1856 to 1900s onwards.
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Print, lithograph, Outline Views, Ullswater - Mountains as seen a little on the Matterdale Road near Lyulph's Tower on Ullswater, and Mountains as seen at the Slate Quarry at Blowick on Ullswater, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... 14 Helvellyn ...
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Print, lithograph, Outline Views, Grasmere and Coniston - Mountains as seen from Redbank, Grasmere, and Mountains as seen a little beyond Tent Lodge on the Road from Coniston to Ulverstone, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... 8 Part of Helvellyn ...

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1900
period:- 1900s

old print:- 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.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, outline view, Mountains seen from the West Side of Thirlmere, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
Used opposite p.69 in A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau.
The view is captioned, numbers referring to mountains in the image - 1 Raven Crag, 2 Castlerigg, 3 Blancathra vulgariter Saddleback, 4 Great How, 5 Green Crag, 6, Great Dod, 7 Part of Helvellyn.
printed at top:-
MOUNTAINS SEEN FROM THE WEST SIDE OF THIRLMERE.
printed at bottom left, right:-
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr. / ...

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- 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.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains seen from the West Side of Thirlmere, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
Opposite p.69 in A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau.
The view is captioned, numbers refering to mountains in the image - 1 Raven Crag, 2 Castlerigg, 3 Blancathra vulgariter Saddleback, 4 Great How, 5 Green Crag, 6, Great Dod, 7 Part of Helvellyn.
printed at top:-
MOUNTAINS SEEN FROM THE WEST SIDE OF THIRLMERE.
printed at bottom left, right:-
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late

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

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, Helvellyn, from the North West, Cumberland, drawn by Thomas Allom, engraved by R Sands, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1835.
vol.3 pl.3 in the set of prints, Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
T. Allom. / R. Sands. / HELLVELYN, FROM THE NORTH WEST, CUMBERLAND.

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

old print:- Tattersall 1836

Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, engraving, View from Skiddaw, looking South, Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
The print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Tipped in opposite p.91 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
VIEW FROM SKIDDAW, / looking South. / [London Pubd. ...]
printed at p.91:-
... FOUR VIEWS FROM THE SUMMIT OF SKIDDAW. III. LOOKING SOUTH. / 1. Helvellyn, Cumberland. / ...

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Tattersall 1836

Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, engraving, Thirlmere from Raysgap, Cumberland, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
The print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Tipped in opposite p.54 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
THIRLMERE FROM RAYSGAP.
printed at bottom left to right:-
Pt. of Steel Fell. / Borrowdale Fells. / Raven Crag. / Skiddaw. / Helvellyn.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Baddeley 1930s

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Print, lithograph, Panoramic View from Summit of Helvellyn, engraved by John Bartholomew and Co, Edinburgh, published by Ward, Lock and Co, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, London, 1930s.
date:- 1937=1940
period:- 1930s

old print:- Prior 1865

Guide book, Ascents and Passes in the Lake District of England, by Herman Prior, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Simpkin, Marshall and Co, London, 1865.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Helvellyn from Harrop Tarn, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumberland, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Simpkin, Marshall and Co, London, 1865.
Included on page 62 of the guide book, Ascents and Passes in the Lake District of England, by Herman Prior.
printed at bottom:-
HELVELLYN FROM HARROP TARN.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1865
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bogg 1898

Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
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Photograph, halftone print, Red Tarn, Helvellyn, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumbria, by W G Foster, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.172 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.

placename:- Helvellyn
date:-
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Black 1841 (3rd edn 1846)

Guide book, Black's Picturesque Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Blck, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, 1841 to 1888.
thumbnail BC02E3, button to large image
Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains as seen from Red Bank, Grasmere, and Mountains as seen a little beyond Tent-Lodge on the Road from Coniston to Ulverston, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... 8 Part of Helvellyn ...
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains as seen a little on the Matterdale Road near Lyulph's Tower on Ulleswater, and Mountains as seen at the Slate Quarry at Blowick on Ulleswater, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... 14 Helvellyn ...

placename:- Helvellyn
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
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button to large Helvellyn -- St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn and Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- Panorama - Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Whiteside, Helvellyn. -- 7.4.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Helvellyn -- St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn and Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- Panorama - Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, Whiteside, Helvellyn. -- 4.11.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Helvellyn -- St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn and Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- From about Boredale Hause; Catstye Cam poking up behind Striding Edge. -- 20.10.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Helvellyn -- St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn and Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- The Dodds and Helvellyn range. -- 22.5.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Helvellyn -- St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn and Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- Red Tarn in front. -- 20.6.2011

hearsay You might see a Brocken Spectre from the top of Helvellyn, when a low sun casts your shadow on mist lying below. The shadow is exactly your size, but the effect of perspective makes the shadow, at a distance, appear huge.

hearsay John Dalton, the scientist, climbed Helvellyn once a year for about forty years:-
... to bring into exercise a set of muscles which would otherwise have grown stiff.
Once, caught in mist, they were slowly descending when Dalton exclaimed:-
Not one step more! There is nothing but mist to tread on!
Saving the party on the cliff above Red Tarn.

button   Browncove Crags, St John's Castlerigg etc
button   Dixon Memorial, Patterdale
button   Gough Memorial, Patterdale
button   Helvellyn Mine, St John's Castlerigg etc
button   Helvellyn Screes, St John's Castlerigg etc
button   Helvellyn: ascent 1780s
button   Helvellyn: ascent 1855
button   Lower Man, St John's Castlerigg etc
button   memorial, St John's Castlerigg etc (2)
button   Middle Tongue, St John's Castlerigg etc
button   Red Tarn, Patterdale
button   shelter, Helvellyn
button   station, Helvellyn
button   Striding Edge, Patterdale
button   Swirral Edge, Patterdale
button   trig point, NY3417015158

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