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placename:- High Crag
locality:- Lodore
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY268191
10Km square:- NY21
References OS County Series

1Km square NY2619

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 64 14)

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:- High Crag
other name:- Crag, High
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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

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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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 203:-
Oct. 3. [from Keswick] to Borrowdale; ... ... entered Borrowdale: the crags named Lowdore-banks began now to impend terribly over the way, and more terribly when you hear that three years since an immense mass of rock tumbled at once from the brow, barred all access to the dale (for this is the only road) till they could work their way through it. Luckily no one was passing by at the time of this fall; but down the side of the mountain, and far into the lake, lie dispersed the huge fragments of this
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Page 204:-
ruin, in all shapes and in all directions: ...

placename:- Lodore Banks
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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