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placename:- Keswick
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s -- market town; selected place
coordinates:- NY266234
10Km square:- NY22
place code:- Kswc

1Km square NY2623

photograph

Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Saturday market in Market Place. -- 8.10.2005
photograph

Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 24.10.2103

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 64 6)

OS County Series (Cmd 64 2)

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:- Keswick
railway station
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map (vignette):- 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.
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date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

text:- Mason 1907 (edn 1930)

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Southey, another lake poet, less famous than Wordsworth, had his dwelling in Keswick, the bright little town which stands on the lake.
person:- poet : Southey, Robert
date:- 1907
period:- 1900s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, b/w, Keswick and Skiddaw, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
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.
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There is no beauty in the primitive little town itself [Keswick]; but it has its attractions, besides the convenience of its central situation among so many mountains and valleys. Of these attractions, the first is, undoubtedly, Mr. Flintoft's Model of the Lake District, which is within a few yards of all the principal inns, and may be seen during a shower, when, otherwise, the stranger might be losing temper in hearing the rain drip. That model,- at first sight an uneven ugly bit of plaster, will beguile a sensible traveller of a longer time than he would suppose possible. Ten minutes would give him a better idea of the structure and distribution of the country than all maps and guide books; but he will probably linger over it till he has learned all the sixteen large lakes, and some of the fifty-two small ones, and traced every road and main pass in the district. Crosthwaite's Museum is also a place of great interest, ...
person:- : Flintoft, Mr
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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KESWICK
blocks, settlement, on a minimal street plan

placename:- Keswick
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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KESWICK

placename:- Keswick
county:- Westmoreland
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.
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KESWICK
Is a neat market-town, consisting of one long street of good houses, situated near the foot of Derwent Water. The chief inns are the Royal Oak and Queen's Head; but there are several smaller inns, where parties may be accommodated, besides many neatly-furnished private lodgings. Post-chaises and ponies may be had at the inns, with intelligent guides for excursions by land, and neat pleasure-boats for the water. Here are two museums, exhibiting the geological history of the surrounding locality, and many foreign curiosities; ... The Town-Hall was built in 1813, on the site of the old Court House; ... used both for a court-room, and also for marketing
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and other public purposes. The parish church of Crosthwaite stands almost in the centre of this finest of vales; the parish is very extensive, containing scenery not to be surpassed, whether you regard the varied beauties of Derwent Water, the stern majesty of Thirlmere, the lovely rural meads of Newlands, the sublime gorge of Borrowdale, or the lone grandeur of Watendlath. ... Near the parish church-yard is the Grammar School, and the charitable institutions are very numerous and creditable to the inhabitants. A new church of the pointed style, having a tower and spire at the west end, has been built ... At Keswick are manufactories of coarse woollen goods, edge-tools, and black-lead pencils. The great high-roads from Kendal and Penrith, to Cockermouth, Whitehaven, &c. unite here, rendering this place the grand rendez-
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[rendez]vous of tourists whilst visiting the northern parts of the Lakes.
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KESWICK, a small market-town between the foot of Skiddaw and Derwent Water. It may be considered as the capital of the Lakes, and is frequented by a great number of visitors during the season, who make excursions from it to the surrounding lakes, valleys, and mountains. It has manufactures of woollens, black lead pencils, spades, &c.
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There are two museums, containing many curiosities, and specimens of the mineralogy and geology of the district. Guides, horses, and boats, may be obtained for excursions, and all the accommodations for visitors are good. Population, 2159; market-day, Saturday; inns, Royal Oak and Queen's Head.

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Cobbett 1832

Maps, Westmoreland and Cumberland, by William Cobbett, 11 Bolt Court, Fleet street, London, 1832.
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Keswick
dot and circle; town

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1832
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- 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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KESWICK
Having by different roads conducted the several parties to Keswick, it must be made head quarters for a while, to examine the curiosities of the place - to enjoy the rich scenery in its neighbourhood - and to make excursions, some of a few hours, some of a day, and others perhaps of more than one day.
Keswick has a population of 2159 inhabitants; its principal trade is in the woollen manufactory, and fancy waistcoats; here are also several manufactories of black-lead pencils, and one of scythes, shovels, and edge tools. The principal inns are the Royal Oak and Queen's Head; there are other houses where small parties may be accommodated,
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besides many neatly furnished private lodgings. Here are two museums, exhibiting the natural history of the country, and numerous foreign curiosities: one was established by the late Mr. Crosthwaite, (who published his maps of the lakes about forty years ago,) and is now kept by his son; the other is kept by the daughters of the late Thomas Hutton, who died in 1831, at the age of 85. At both the museums, at Mr. Wright's, and at other places, a variety of minerals and other subjects of natural history, are kept on sale. Post chaises, ponies, and jaunting cars may be had at the inns, with experienced guides for excursions by land; and neat pleasure-boats with intelligent boatmen for the water.
On an eminence at the north end of the town, Robert Southey, Esq. L.L.D. Poet Laureate, occupies a delightful situation; ...
For an introduction to the beauties of Keswick vale, a good station will be found on Castlehead, which is a wooded rock rising, in the centre of the Derwentwater estate, to the height of 280 feet above the lake. From the Borrowdale road, at one third of a mile from the inn, a path turns off by which the hill is ascended: and from its summit the lake of Derwent is finely displayed, with its numerous bays and islands. ...
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... This may be thought too elevated a station for the eye of a painter; but as a general view of the lake, the town, and the valley, it is excellent. Some of the lower stations formerly recommended are rendered less inviting by the too great profusion of wood upon the shores of the lake, and upon its islands; but this rock will always remain sufficiently prominent for a prospect; and its substance offers a study for the geologist.
A walk by the water side, to Friar Crag, at the distance of three quarters of a mile, is the favourite promenade of the inhabitants of the town, and affords much gratification to strangers. On leaving
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the street the prospect is over Crow Park, which at the time of the attainder of the late Earl of Derwentwater, was a wood of stately oaks; but is now a fine, swelling, verdant field, on which races are annually held. ... On the left lies Cockshot, a hill thickly covered with oaks, and a tall silver fir upon its crest; the trees intercept the views from its summit, but a walk round its margin may sometimes be taken on account of the shelter it affords. Coming in sight of the lake, Vicar's Isle is most happily placed, ... Along the margin of the water numerous boats are moored, some belonging to private individuals, others kept for the accommodation of visitors; and at the termination of the walk on the low promontory of Friar Crag, the eye is saluted with a full prospect of the lake, bounded by the celebrated mountains of Borrowdale. ...
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Excellent views of the vale and mountains are also obtained from the Vicarage, from Ormathwaite, from many parts of a road leading by Applethwaite and Milbeck along a pleasant elevation at the foot of Skiddaw, and from the side of Latrigg. Those who admire more extensive prospects, may climb to the top of Latrigg - Wallow Crag - Swinside - Catbells - Causey Pike - Grisedale Pike, or Grasmoor; and to crown the whole, for once, to the summit of Skiddaw, Helvellyn, or the still more lofty station of Scawfell Pike.
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The mean annual quantity of rain at Keswick is about 68 inches; at Kendal 60 inches; at Manchester 35 inches; at London 20 inches.
person:- : Crosthwaite, Peter
person:- : Hutton, Thomas
person:- : Wright, Mr
person:- : Southey, Robert
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Perrot 1823

Map, Cumberland, Westmoreland, scale about 38 miles to 1 inch, by Aristide Michel Perrot, engraved by Migneret, 1823, published by Etienne Ledoux, 9 Rue Guenegaud, Paris, France, 1824; published 1824-48.
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Keswick
circle; town

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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Keswick / 296
circle, upright lowercase text; town; distance from London

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old print:- Fielding and Walton 1821 (plate 26)

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, Keswick, Cumberland, drawn by William Westall, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
Tipped in opposite p.176 in A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes.

placename:- Keswick
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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KESWICK

placename:- Keswick

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Keswick / 296
blocks, upright lowercase text; town, distance from London

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

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Keswick
blocks, upright lowercase text; town

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

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 317-318
Keswick / At Keswick, on r. a T.R. to Penrith
market town, post office
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page 319-320
To Keswick, p.317
market town, post office
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page 733-734
Keswick
market town, post office
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page 735-736
INNS. ... Keswick, Queen's Head, Royal Oak.

placename:- Keswick
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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...
... On the edges of this lake [Derwent Water] in very rich land, surrounded by dewy hills, and defended from the north winds by Skiddaw a very high mountain, lies Keswicke, a small market town, many years famous for the copper works as appears from a charter of king Edward IV. and at present inhabited by miners. Its market was obtained of Edward I. by Thomas de Derwentwater lord of the place, from whom it came by inheritance to the Ratcliffes. ...

placename:- Keswicke
person:- : Edward I
person:- : Derwentwater, Thomas de
person:- : Ratcliffe Family
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

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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...
... Keswic is placed in a narrow bottom under vast mountains full of mines. There is carried on a manufactory of flannels, linseys, and yarn. It has a school. Its vale a circle between land and water of about 20 miles is the Elysium of the north. ...
...
... Sir John Banks, bart. Attorney-General and Chief-Justice of the Common Pleas t. Charles I. gave a considerable benefaction for erecting a manufacturing house and maintaining the poor of Keswick, his native place, which charity is still well managed.

placename:- Keswic
person:- : Bankes, John, Sir
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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KESWICK is a small town, without any remarkable buildings, the poor's house excepted, which shall be hereafter described: it has a pretty good weekly market on Saturday, and three annual fairs; of these the chief is on the second day of August, commonly called Morlan, or Magdalen Fair, being on the day of St Mary Magdalen old stile. The inhabitants about this time usually expect a flood; this they predict in these most wonderful poetic lines,
This town carried on formerly a very considerable trade in leather and blankets, which are made here: the leather business is much declined, but the blanket and linsey manufactory flourishes at present.
The chief advantage which Keswick possesses is derived from its romantic situation: This has induced several of the nobility and gentry , in particular Lord William Gordon, and Joseph Pocklington, Esq; to purchase lands in the neighbourhood: it likewise draws, every summer, vast numbers from all parts of the kingdom to visit the many natural curiosities in its neighbourhood. As most of the lands adjacent to the Lake belong to Greenwich-Hospital, it is impossible for many of those who would wish for purchases to meet with land: this is the more to be lamented, as the distance of this place from the metropolis renders these lands much less valuable to the hospital than they might be; and from a very natural cause, viz. that where a multiplicity of hands are to transact any business, there will ever be a door open to peculation; of which I shall hereafter give a most glaring instance.

placename:- Keswick
person:- : Edward I
person:- : Gordon, William, Lord
person:- : Pocklington, Joseph
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Der)

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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KESWICK
buildings on a minimal street plan

placename:- Keswick
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.
KESWICK
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placename:- Keswick
building/s; town
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

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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KESWICK

placename:- Keswick
town
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

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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...
KESWICK [1].
This small neat town is at present renowned for nothing so much as the lake it stands near, and which is sometimes called, from the town,
[1] (Derventione Raven. Chor.)
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the lake of KESWICK, but more properly the lake of DERWENT; and I am inclined to think, and hope to make it appear, that the ancient name of KESWICK is the DERWENT-TOWN, or the town of DERWENT-WATER. But first of the lake itself. ...
...
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... If Camden visited Keswick, he was satisfied with the then present state of the 'little town which king Edward I. made a market.' The face of the country only drew his attention. ... Here was the seat of the ancient lords of the manor of Der-
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[Der]went-water, probably raised on the ruins of the Roman fortress: but after the heiress of that family was married to Ratcliff's, the family seat was removed into Northumberland, and the castle went to ruins; ...
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
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Oct. 2. I set out at ten for Keswick [from Penrith], ... Dined by two o'clock at the Queen's-head, and then straggled out alone to the parsonage, where I saw the sun set in all its glory.
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Oct. 3. [at Keswick] A heavenly day; rose at seven, and walked out under the conduct of my landlord to Borrowdale; ... ... beneath you, and stretching far away to the right, the shining purity of the lake-reflecting rocks, woods, fields, and inverted tops of hills, just ruffled by the breeze, enough to show it is alive, with the white buildings of Keswick, ... for a back-ground at a distance. ...
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Oct. 9. [at Kendal] The air mild as summer, all corn off the ground, and the sky-larks singing aloud (by the way, I saw not one at Keswick, perhaps because the place abounds in birds of prey.)

other name:- Derventione
other name:- Derwent Town
person:- : Edward I
person:- : Ratcliffe Family
date:- 1769; 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 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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Keswick Mar. Sat.
blocks, on road, street plan, town, market

placename:- Keswick
market town
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bickham 1753-54 (Cmd)

Maps, A Map of Westmorland, 1753, and A Map of Cumberland, 1754, by George Bickham, published 1750s-96.
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Keswick
view (sort of)

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1753=1754
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old map:- Smith 1751

Map of the Black Lead Mines in Cumberland, and area, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, by George Smith, published in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1751.
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Keswick
blocks on a cross roads; town

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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Keswick
Building.

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

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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...
At the N.W. End of this Lake, in a fruitful Plain encompass'd with wet dewy Mountains, and protected by the Skiddaw, from the N. Winds, lies
Keswick, a little Market Town of good Note in
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former Times, but now much decay'd, and inhabited chiefly by Miners, who have their smelting Houses here for the Black lead. It is 218 Miles computed. and 283 measured from London. The Market here is on Saturdays, and the Fair on the 22d of July. The Black Lead Mines near this Place are the only Mines of the same Kind in Britain.
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... Sir John Bankes, Attorney-General in the Reign of King Charles I. born at Keswick, where he set up a Workhouse for the Poor of this Parish, and the Parish of Crosthwate.

placename:- Keswick
person:- miner
person:- : Bankes, James, Sir
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
Keswick Market Saturday, Fair July 22.

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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Keswick
circle, tower/s, upright lowercase text; town

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

descriptive text:- Bowen 1720 (plate 260)

Road book, Britannia Depicta Or Ogilby Improv'd, including road strip maps with sections in Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, derived from maps by Ogilby, 1675, and a county map of Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, with text by John Owen, published by Emanuel Bowen, London, 1720; published 1720-64.
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Keswick (at 29) Was formerly a Town of note, It's Saturday Mt. was procured for it of K. Ed. 1st. by Thos. of Derwent-water then Ld. of it, from whom it Haereditarily descended to the Radcliffs. This place has been for many ages famous for its Mines & the Miners have a convenient Smelling House by ye Darwent Side, which they mannage so ingeniously by its forcible Stream as to make it serve for Bellows, Hammers, & Forge, & also for Sawing Boards, to the great admiration of the curious Spectator. Sr. Ino. Banks Knt. Attorney General to K. Chast. a Native of this Town erected a Workhouse here for employing the Poor of this & ye Parish of Crosthwate.

placename:- Keswick
person:- : Edward I
person:- : Radcliff Family
person:- : Bankes, John, Sir
person:- : Charles I
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Morden 1695 (EW)

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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Keswick
circle; village or town

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

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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Keswick
Circle, buildings, towers.

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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Keswick
circle, upright lowercase text; town

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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Keswick
circle, building and tower, flag; town?

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

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 mile 29, Cumberland.
Keswick
town plan with houses, a river at the further end.
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 mile 6, Cumberland.
Turning right:-
to Keswick

placename:- Keswick
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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Keswick
Buildings and towers, suggestion of a wall, notice ?fence palings; upright lowercase text; market town.

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Jenner 1643

Table of distances and map, Cumberland, now Cumbria, scale about 21 miles to 1 inch, by Thomas Jenner, London, 1643.
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Keswick
circle

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1643
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

table of distances:- Simons 1635

Table of distances and map of Westmorland, engraved by Jacob van Langeren, published by Mathew Simons, London, 1635-36.
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Keswick S.W.
upright text, larger place; and tabulated distances; K on thumbnail map

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1635
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

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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Keswick
dot, circle, and tower

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

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

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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Keswick
circle, buildings, towers

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

source:- Keer 1605

Map, Westmorlandia et Comberlandia, ie Westmorland and Cumberland now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, probably by Pieter van den Keere, or Peter Keer, about 1605; published about 1605 to 1676.
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Keswick
dot, two circle, tower, tinted red; town

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberland

descriptive text:- Myddylton 1544

Book, Cronycle of Yeres, including an early table of highways, published by Wyllyam Myddylton, at the sign of the George, Fleet Street, London, 1544.
And also the wayes leadynge to the / most notable places: and the dy- / staunce betwyxte the / same / Anno. 1544
Here foloweth the waye fro~ Coker / mouth to lancastre, and so to London. / From Cokermouth to Kyswike. vi myle. / from Kyswike to Grosener. viii. myle. / from Grosener to Kendale. xiiii. myle. / from Kendale to Burton. vii. myle. / from Burton to Lancastre. viii. myle. / ...

placename:- Kyswike
date:- 1544
period:- 16th century, early; 1540s

old map:- Gough 1350s-60s

Reproduction of the Gough Map of Great Britain, reduced size, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, 1875; and a full size line reproduction, with added transcriptions of placenames, 1935.
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placename:- Keswike
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Buildings and towers, symbol for a town.
KESWICK

placename:- Keswick
county:- Cumberlandia
town
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old itinerary:- Tinsley 1877 (Roads/Cum)

Road book, British High Roads, published in four parts by Tinsley Brothers, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
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Itinerary, route 7, London to Whitehaven via the Lake Districts, including from Settle, Lancashire; through Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal, Ambleside, Westmorland; then Keswick, Cockermouth to Whitehaven, Cumberland, published by Tinsley Bros, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
pp.71-91 in British High Roads, North and North Eastern Routes; pp.84-91.
printed at p.71:-
... / ROUTE VII. - LONDON to WHTEHAVEN via THE LAKE / DISTRICTS. (See Maps 65 to 80.) / Hitchin (as per Route I.) 34, Shefford 41, Bedford 50, Higham-Ferrers, / 64 3/4, Kettering 74 1/2, Rockingham 83 1/4, Uppingham 88 3/4, Oakham, / 94 3/4, Melton Mowbray 104 3/4, Nottingham 123 1/4, Rotherham 159 1/4, / Barnsley 171 3/4, Huddersfield 188 3/4, Halifax 196 3/4, Keighley 2083/4, / Skipton 218 3/4, Settle 234 3/4, Kirkby Lonsdale 252 1/2, Kendal 264 1/2, / Ambleside 278 1/2, Keswick 293 1/2, Cockermouth 305 1/2, Whitehaven / 319 1/2. / ...
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placename:- Keswick
date:- 1877
period:- 19th century, late

old strip map (pp.79-80):- Tinsley 1877 (Roads/Cum)

Road book, British High Roads, published in four parts by Tinsley Brothers, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
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Strip map, road map, part of London to Whitehaven, including from before Keswick through Cockermouth to Whitehaven, Cumberland, published by Tinsley Bros, 8 Catherine Street, Strand, London, 1877.
Map pp.79-80 in British High Roads, North and North Eastern Routes.
printed at top:-
BRITISH HIGH ROADS / 79 LONDON TO WHITEHAVEN. 80

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1877
period:- 19th century, late

old itinerary:- Johnson 1908 (Roads/Cum)

Road book, illustrated itineraries, Roads Made Easy by Picture and Pen, vol.3, by Claude Johnson, edited by Lord Montagu, published by The Car Illustrated, 168 Piccadilly, London, 1908.
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Itinerary, Route 42 in Roads Made Easy by Picture and Pen, Kendal to Carlisle, through The Lakes, by Claude Johnson, edited by Lord Montagu, published by The Car Illustrated, 168 Piccadilly, London, 1908.
pp.85-88 in the road book, Roads Made Easy by Picture and Pen, vol.3.
printed at beginning, p.85:-
ROUTE 42. / KENDAL via the Lakes, Windermere (8 1/4), Grasmere (17), Dunmail Raise (20 1/4), Thirlmere, Keswick (30), Bothel (42 3/4), to CARLISLE (61 1/4).

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1908
period:- 1900s

old itinerary:- Johnson 1908 (Roads/Cum)

Road book, illustrated itineraries, Roads Made Easy by Picture and Pen, vol.3, by Claude Johnson, edited by Lord Montagu, published by The Car Illustrated, 168 Piccadilly, London, 1908.
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Itinerary, Route 42 reverse in Roads Made Easy by Picture and Pen, Carlisle to Kendal, through The Lakes, by Claude Johnson, edited by Lord Montagu, published by The Car Illustrated, 168 Piccadilly, London, 1908.
pp.89-92 in the road book, Roads Made Easy by Picture and Pen, vol.3.
printed at beginning, p.89:-
ROUTE 42. Reverse. / CARLISLE through the Lakes via Bothel (18 1/2), Keswick (31 1/4), Thirlmere, Dunmail Raise (41), Grasmere (44 1/4), Windermere (53) to KENDAL (61 1/4).

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1908
period:- 1900s

source:- Ogilby 1699 (edn 1712)

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page 179
Distances from Kendal
... at 29'4 to Keswick of about 2F. on the Road, but more transverse; and on Thurlemire flv. as its Influx into the Darwen. 'Twas a Town of good Note in former Time, now much decay'd; yet it has a Market on Saturdays.

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1699
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

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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Keswick
circle with two side bars; town

placename:- Keswick
locality:- Allerdale below Derwent Ward
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

descriptive text:- Gents Mag (1751)

The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1914.
... we agreed to meet the next morning at the Royal Oak in Keswic, a market town, on the south side of Skiddow. ...
... we stay'd there [Keswick] no longer than was necessary to hire a guide, and consequently I had no time for critical examination. It is distant from Orthwaite 7 computed miles, and forms the west side of the base of Skiddow; it is skirted with the lake of Basingthwaite, ... The town seems to be ancient, and the poorer inhabitants subsist chiefly by stealing, or clandestinely buying of those that steal, the black-lead, which they sell to Jews and other hawkers.

placename:- Keswic
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

market notes:- see:- Palmer's Index No.93:: Public Record Office

see:- Owen: 1792: New Book of Fairs

see:- Bowen, Emanuel & Kitchin, Thomas: 1760: New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland

Saturday market granted by Edward I to Thomas de Derwentwatere, 13 July 1276; listed in the Calendar of Charter Rolls.
Letter patent for a market at Kesewik, 4 Ed 1, 1275-76, in Palmer's Index No.93 at the Public Record Office.
Market day Saturday given on Bowen and Kitchin's map, 1760.
Market listed by Owen, 1792.

other name:- Kesewik
market town
person:- : Edward I
person:- : Derwentwatere, Thomas de
date:- 1276; 1792; 1760

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 222:-
KESWICK.
Alcock, Christopher, shoemaker.
Alexander, Featherstonhaugh, grocer.
Allinson, Mrs.
Ansell, George, Esq., solicitor.
Apps, Mrs., stationer.
Atkinson, John, grocer.
Atkinson, Thomas, barber and parish clerk.
Atkinson, Matthew, guide and boatman.
Atkinson, William, lodging house, Derwent Terrace.
Atkinson, Miss, milliner and dressmaker.
Bailey, Thomas, bookseller and stationer,
Banks, Misses, lodging house.
Banks, Mrs., Shorley Croft.
Banks, Joseph, lodging house.
Banks, Son & Co., pencil manufacturers.
Banks, John, draper.
Barron, Edward, Esq.
Barrow, Joseph, grocer.
Battereby, Rev., T. D. H., (incumbent) St. John's Parsonage
Bell, - officer of inland revenue
Bird Isaac, police officer.
Blakey, William P., butcher and lodging house keeper.
Bowe, Joseph, King's Arms Hotel.
Bowes, William, edge tool manufacturer.
Boyer, Rev., R. B., curate of St. John's Church.
Brown, Dr., Derwent Terrace,
Page 223:-
Browmley, William, stone cutter
Buxton, Mrs., school-mistress.
Camm, William, fishmonger.
Cartmell, Mrs., lodging-house.
Christopherson, J., ironmonger.
Clarke, H. & W., woollen manufacturers.
Clarke, James, builder.
Clark, John, brewer.
Cockburn, John, draper.
Cocken, Edmund, Esq., Chestnut Hill.
Couthard, Jos., sawyer & grocer
Cowper, John, jeweller.
Crosthwaite, Mrs., Elizabeth, museum proprietor.
Crosthwaite, J. Fisher, postmaster and bank agent.
Crosthwaite, Joseph, joiner and cabinet maker.
Crosthwaite, Mrs., grocer.
Crosthwaite, Jonathan, farmer, Monks Hall.
Crosthwaite, J. & R., tanners.
Crosthwaite, Misses, St. John's-street.
Crosthwaite, Abraham, grocer.
Dallow, Rev., Joseph, Harriman Field.
Dare, James, Esq., Chestnut Hill.
Denton, Misses, Main-street.
Dent John, innkeeper, waggon and horses.
Denton, William, Esq., Greta Farm.
Dewar, Mrs., Governor's House.
Dixon, Thomas, Plosh.
Dobson, James, chemist and druggist.
Dover, Misses, Myrtle Grove.
Dowthwaite, Watson, shoemaker
Dunlop, Misses, The Hollies.
Dunglison, Mrs. Martha, matron of Charity House.
Edmondson, Joseph, Castlerigg Farm.
Edmondson, Mrs., lodging-house
Edmondson, Misses, Dixon's Row
Elleray, Wm., dyer, Elm Grove.
Elleray, Miss, Greta Cottage.
Ewart, John, corn miller.
Fallows, Thomas, coach office, barber &c.
Fenton, Samuel, Esq., Brow Top
Ferguson, James, Esq., artist, Plosh.
Fisher, Mrs., Fisher's Hotel.
Flintoft, Joseph, Esq., Larch House.
Foster, William, Heads Houses.
Foster, Son, & Co., pencil manufacturers.
Fowler, William, saddler.
Fox, Miss, schoolmistress, High Hill.
Frank, John, Queen's Hotel.
Gatey, Joseph, draper.
Gibson and Hodgson, builders.
Gibson, Anthony, actuary of Savings' Bank and assistant overseer.
Gillbanks, Wm., lodging-house, Chestnut Hill.
Gill, Miss, dressmaker.
Gill, Adam, George Hotel.
Goodfellow, Thomas, grocer.
Gordon, Mrs., lodging-house, St. John's-street.
Graham, Joseph, shoemaker.
Grave & Son, woollen manufacturers.
Grave, William, breadbaker.
Grave, Miss, lodging-house, Shorley Croft.
Greenip, Miss, teacher, Greta-street.
Greenip, Wm., naturalist, Plosh.
Greenhow, -, grocer.
Greenip, John, grocer.
Page 224:-
Guy, William, pencil manufacturer.
Hall, Jos., Esq, solicitor.
Hallewell, George, lodging-house
Halmarack, P., Prospect House.
Harrison, John, butcher.
Harrison, Peter, Head Master Free Grammar School.
Hewetson, Mrs., Main-street.
Highton, Edward, teacher, Brigham School.
Hodgson, Mrs., Penrith-road.
Hodgson, John, lodging-house.
Hogarth, Jonah, Chestnut Hill.
Holmes, Misses, Millfield.
Hudson, Mrs., Main-street.
Hudspith, John, agent to J. Marshall, Esq.
Hunton, Misses, Acorn House.
Hutchinson, Isaac, watchmaker.
Hutton, Miss, Derwent Lake road
Iredale, J., farmer, Greta Farm.
Irving, Dr., Main-street.
Irving, Nancy, draper.
Irwin, Thomas, shoemaker.
Irwin, Jane, breadbaker.
Ivison, Jas., printer & bookseller, proprietor of the "Derwentwater Record."
Jackson, Joseph, Shorley Croft.
Jackson, Robley, breadbaker.
James, Joseph, blacksmith.
Kennedy, Thomas, draper.
Kirkbride, Mrs., grocer.
Knubley, Mat., relieving-officer.
Lamley, Miss, Dixon's-row.
Lancaster, John, gardener.
Lawson, William, builder.
Lightfoot, Mrs., Acorn Cottage.
Lightfoot, Mrs., Wilson, lo-house
Lightfoot, Miss, teacher.
Litt, Thomas, tailor.
Lockhart, Henry, butcher.
Main, Mrs., Skiddaw Lodge.
Main, John, draper.
Makemson, Robert, shoemaker.
Mark, Mrs., farmer, Great Crosthwaite.
Marshall, Henry C., Esq., Derwent Isle.
Matthews, William, butcher.
Mawson, John, blacksmith.
Mayson, Joseph, lodging-house, High-street.
Mc. Glasson, Robert, bobbin manufacturer.
Messenger, Mary, breadbaker.
Minnikin, George R., nurseryman and seedsman.
Mounsey, Misses, Dixon's-row.
Moore, Matilda, Dog and Gun.
Musgrave, John, tailor.
Newby, Wm. L., civil engineer.
Nicholson, Rev. John, Harrimanfield.
Nixon, Miss, confectioner.
Otley, Jonathan, St. John's-street
Pape, William, Woolpack Inn.
Parker, William, grocer.
Pearson, F., Esq., Briery Hill.
Pearson, Wm., provission dealer.
Peat Mrs., Laburnum House.
Perring, Rev. A. C., incumbent of St. John's in the Vale.
Powley, Henry, carpenter.
Rigg, Robert, grocer.
Rooke, Mrs., Skiddaw Lodge.
Robinson, John, shoemaker.
Robinson, Misses, milliners and dressmakers.
Robinson, Joseph, Shoulder of Mutton Inn.
Rodger, Robert, painter
Rookin, Mrs., Plosh Hall.
Ross, Isaac, Golden Lion Inn.
Rothery, C. W. Esq., Greta Hall.
Routledge, Thomas, sawyer,
Rucastle, Jeremiah, auctioneer.
Scott, Joseph, farmer.
Page 225:-
Scott and Sons, woollen manufacturers.
Scott, Abraham, Black Lion Inn.
Scott, Jane, grocer.
Scott, Miss, Penrith-road.
Scott, William, saddler.
Scott, Mrs., Norman Terrace.
Scott, John, millwright.
Sealby, Isaac F., ironmonger.
Sheldon, John, Greta Street.
Shearman, Mark, joiner and cabinet maker.
Simpson, George, Pack Horse Inn
Simm, Miss, Seminary, Greta Lodge.
Slack, Joseph, Esq., Greta Grove.
Smith, Thos., earthenware dealer.
Southey, Miss, Lairbeck.
Stables, Jonathan, grocer.
Stanger, James Esq. J.P., Lairthwaite.
Stanger, Mrs. Joshua, Fieldside.
Stoddart John, surgeon, Penrith Road.
Stoddart, Elizabeth, straw bonnet maker.
Sutcliffe, Miss, milliner, &c.
Sutton, Miss, lodging house, Castlerigg Cottage.
Swindle, Vipond, grocer.
Swinburn, Isaac, joiner and cabinet maker.
Teather, John, Royal Oak Hotel
Temple, John, tallow chandler.
Thornton, Mrs., grocer.
Tickle, Mrs., Shorley Croft.
Todd, Joseph, Esq., Hawthorn Cottage.
Tolson & Crowder, tailors and drapers.
Tolson, Joseph, shoemaker.
Tolson, Joseph, gardener.
Tyson, William, grocer.
Vickers, Elizabeth, dealer in meal and flour.
Usher, Joseph, grocer.
Watson, George, architect, High-street.
Watson, Mrs., confectioner.
Walker, Rev. J., Chestnut Hill.
White, John, breadbaker.
Wilkinson, T., Rose & Crown.
Wilkinson, John, clogger.
Williamson, Mrs, Norman-terrace
Williamson, Mary, innkeeper, Great Crosthwaite.
Wilson, Joseph, draper.
Wilson, John, teacher.
Wilson, Mrs., St. John's-street.
Wilson, Robert, brick and tile manufacturer.
Wilson, Joseph, nailor.
Wilson, Thomas, shoemaker.
Wilson, George, Woodman's Inn
Wood, Joseph, draper.
Wood, Henry, painter.
Wren, Abraham, pencil manufacturer.
Wright, C. H., guide & botanist
Younghusband, Mrs., Brow Top
Younghusband, William, King's Head Inn.
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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? The Vale of Keswick, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.50 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
printed at bottom:-
THE VALE OF KESWICK
signed at painting lower left:-
Arthur Tucker
date:- 1911
period:- 1910s

old print:- Heywood 1906

Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity, in the Penny Guide Books series, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
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Print, halftone, Keswick and Derwentwater, Cumberland, from a photograph by A Pettitt, Keswick, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
In a Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity in the Penny Guide Books series.
printed at bottom:-
Photo by / KESWICK AND DERWENTWATER. / A. Pettitt, Keswick.

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1906
period:- 1900s

old print:- Heywood 1906

Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity, in the Penny Guide Books series, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
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Print, halftone, Keswick, Cumberland, from a photograph by H Bell, Ambleside, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
In a Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity in the Penny Guide Books series.
printed at bottom:-
Photo by / KESWICK. / H. Bell, Ambleside

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1906
period:- 1900s

old print:- Adams 1852

Guide book, Adams's Pocket Descriptive Guide to the Lake District, by Sir Edward Litt Laman Blanchard, illustrated by F G Delamotte, published by W J Adams, 59 Fleet Street, London, 1852.
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Print, engraving, Keswick, Skiddaw, by F G Delamotte, published by W J Adams, 59 Fleet Street, London, 1852.
Tipped in opp.p.45 in Adams's Pocket Descriptive Guide to the Lake District.
printed at lower left:-
F. DelaMotte
printed at bottom:-
KESWICK - SKIDDAW

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1852
period:- 19th century, late

old map:- Hudson 1842 (4th edn 1853)

Guide book, Complete Guide to the Lakes, edited and published by John Hudson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1842..
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Map, uncoloured engraving, The Vicinity of Keswick, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Hudson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1853.
Circular map, with a vignette view of Derwent Water below.
Tipped in opp p.68 in A Complete Guide to the Lakes, edited John Hudson.
printed at top:-
THE VICINITY OF KESWICK.
printed at bottom:-
W. Banks, sc. Edinr.
date:- 1853
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, View of Keswick, Skiddaw, and Mr Southey's House, Keswick, Cumberland, drawn by T Creswick, early 19th century.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
[ ] T Creswick / Engraved by W. Find[ ] / VIEW OF KESWICK, SKIDDAW, AND MR. SOUTHEY'S HOUSE.

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1820=1849
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.1 no.44)

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, Keswick, from Greta Bridge, Cumberland, drawn by H Gastineau, engraved by W le Petit, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1833.
vol.1 pl.44 in the set of prints, Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
H. Gastineau. / W Le Petit. / KESWICK, FROM GRETA BRIDGE. / FISHER, SON & CO. LONDON, 1833.

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1832=1835
period:- 19th century, early

descriptive text:- Farington 1789 (plate 9)

20 engravings, Views of the Lakes in Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by Joseph Farington, published by William Byrne, London, 1789.
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Print, engraving, North Entrance to Keswick, painted by Joseph Farington, engraved by W Byrne and T Medland, published by W Byrne, 79 Titchfield Street, London, 1787.
Greta Bridge and the River Greta.
Plate 9 from Views of the Lakes, &c, in Cumberland and Westmorland, published 1789; with descriptive text:-
VIEW OF KESWICK.
KESWICK stands on the north of Derwentwater, and at no great distance from it. It is a small market-town chiefly deriving it's importance from it's situation, being usually made the head-quarters of the inquisitive traveller. The point of vie is at the entrance on the road from Cockermouth. The bridge in the foreground is over the Greata, which joins the Derwent a little below in it's course from Derwent to bassenthwaite-water. Behind the houses on the right stands castlett-crag at the foot of which runs the road to Lodore. The rocks which serve as a back ground to the scene are Wallow-crag, Eve-crag, &c. hanging over the eastern side of the lake. Keswick is eighteen miles distant from Winandermere, and fourteen from Ullswater. It ought to be observed here, as it was done before with respect to the timber and coppice-woods, that the bridges in this country are liable to perpetual alterations on account of the violence of the torrents; it is not therefore to be wondered at if the representation given of them should sometimes vary from the present form.
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, soft ground etching, Keswick from the Greta, Cumberland, by William Green, published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809.
Plate 68 in Seventy Eight Studies from Nature.
printed in introductory pages to set of prints:-
Number 68. The source of the Greta is Leathes Water, from which it runs through St. John's vale, by Threlkeld to Keswick, and joins the Derwent at Portinscale. The view of Keswick here given, is from the road to Penrith, near the Turnpike-gate; the knob on the mountain is called Causey Pike; that in the same line, but more distant, is Grasmere, which mountain rises from Crummock Water, but displays the finest line from Lowes Water.
printed at bottom:-
KESWICK FROM THE GRETA. / Published Ambleside, Augst. 1st. 1809, by W. Green.

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured etching? Borrowdale End of Keswick, Cumberland, drawn, engraved and published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1820.
printed at bottom right, centre:-
Vol.2, page 108, line 20. / BORROWDALE END OF KESWICK. / Published at Ambleside, by Wm. Green, 1820.

placename:- Keswick
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, chromolithograph, Keswick from Castle Hill, Cumberland, published by T Nelson and Sons, London, 1900s?
From a set of prints, The Scenery of the English Lakes
printed at lower right:-
T. NELSON & SONS
printed at bottom left:-
KESWICK FROM CASTLE HILL

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

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Derwentwater, from Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by Paterson, 1900s?
On page 285 of Our Own Country. A view of Keswick roof tops with the lake in the distance.
printed at bottom:-
DERWENTWATER, FROM KESWICK.
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- From across the lake. -- 5.10.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- PUPs clock, set up by the Pushing Young Peoples Society, PUPs, 1932. -- 16.6.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Plaque:- -- 'THE PUPS CLOCK 1932 / THE PUSHING YOUNG PEOPLES (PUPs) SOCIETY WAS FORMED IN 1928 AND RAISED THE MONEY FOR THIS CLOCK AND FOR MANY OTHER LOCAL GOOD CAUSES. / CLOCK REFURBISHED 1994' -- 16.6.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Bus, Honister Rambler, at the stance, Elliot Park -- 17.5.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Map of the Honister Rambler routes 77, clockwise and anticlockwise. -- 17.5.2010

story Samuel Taylor Coleridge related a story about the cost of postage, in the time when the recipient paid the cost:-
One day, when I had not a shilling which I could spare, I was passing a cottage not far from Keswick, where a letter-carrier was demanding a shilling for a letter, which the woman of the house appeared unwilling to pay, and at last declined to take. I paid the postage; and when the man was out of sight, she told me that the letter was from her son, who took that means of letting her know that he was well: the letter was not to be paid for. It was then opened and found to be blank.

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button   Albion Hotel, Keswick
button   Art Gallery, Keswick
button   Assembly Rooms, Keswick
button   Bank Tavern, Keswick
button   Bankes Memorial, Keswick
button   Belle Vue, Keswick
button   Blencathra Hotel, Keswick
button   boat house, Keswick (2)
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button   boat house, Keswick (4)
button   Bond Museum, Keswick
button   boundary stone, Keswick
button   bridge, Keswick (2)
button   Brigham School, Keswick
button   Brow Top, Keswick
button   Calvert's Bridge, Keswick
button   Cars of the Stars, Keswick
button   Castlehead Wood, Keswick
button   Castlerigg Manor, Keswick
button   County Hotel, Keswick
button   Crosthwaite Parish Room, Keswick
button   Crosthwaite's Museum, Keswick
button   Crow Park, Keswick
button   Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick
button   Denton's Well, Keswick
button   Derwent Bridge, Keswick
button   Derwent Lake Hotel, Keswick
button   Derwentwater Lake Hotel, Keswick
button   Dog and Gun, Keswick
button   Dovecote, Keswick
button   drain, Keswick
button   drain, Keswick (2)
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button   drain, Keswick (4)
button   drinking fountain, Keswick
button   engine shed, Keswick
button   Fisher's Temperance Hotel, Keswick
button   Fitz Parks, Keswick
button   footbridge, Keswick
button   Four in Hand, Keswick
button   Frances Rolleston Fountain, Keswick
button   Friar's Crag, Keswick
button   George Hotel, Keswick
button   Greta Bank Farm, Underskiddaw
button   Greta Bridge pencil works, Keswick
button   Greta Bridge, Keswick
button   Greta Bridge, Keswick (2)
button   Greta Hall, Keswick
button   Greta Pencil Works, Keswick
button   Greta Side pencil works, Keswick
button   Grosvenor Boarding House, Keswick
button   Heads House, Keswick
button   High Hill, Keswick
button   Hutton's Museum, Keswick
button   hydrant plate, Keswick
button   hydrant plate, Keswick Station
button   hydrant plate, Keswick (2)
button   hydrant plate, Keswick (3)
button   hydrant plate, Keswick (4)
button   hydrant plate, Keswick (5)
button   Ivy Cottage, Keswick
button   Keswick Bowling Club, Keswick
button   Keswick Bridge, Keswick
button   Keswick Cycle Depot and Motor Garage, Keswick
button   Keswick Fire Station, Keswick
button   Keswick Hotel, Keswick
button   Keswick Industrial Arts, Keswick
button   Keswick Library, Keswick
button   Keswick Lodge, Keswick
button   Keswick Mining Museum, Keswick
button   Keswick Museum, Keswick
button   Keswick Police Station, Keswick
button   Keswick Station, Keswick
button   Keswick Youth Hostel, Keswick
button   Keswick: A Furnace
button   Keswick: Alhambra Cinema
button   Keswick: Barclays Bank
button   Keswick: Blencathra Stone Craft
button   Keswick: Blencathra Street
button   Keswick: Borrowdale Road, 10 to 15
button   Keswick: Derwent Street
button   Keswick: Derwent Street, 3
button   Keswick: Derwent Street, 4 and 6
button   Keswick: Derwentwater Record
button   Keswick: Gallery 26 at 27
button   Keswick: George Fisher
button   Keswick: High Hill
button   Keswick: High Hill, 2 to 6
button   Keswick: High Hill, 18
button   Keswick: J Johnston
button   Keswick: Jonathan Otley's
button   Keswick: Keswick Bikes
button   Keswick: Lake Road
button   Keswick: Lakeland Photo Gallery
button   Keswick: Lakeland Sandwich Shop
button   Keswick: Lakeland Slate Co
button   Keswick: Luchini's
button   Keswick: Main Street
button   Keswick: Main Street, 21 to 25
button   Keswick: Main Street, 38
button   Keswick: Main Street, 81 to 83
button   Keswick: Main Street, 85 to 91
button   Keswick: Main Street, 115 to 121
button   Keswick: Main Street, 123 and 125
button   Keswick: Market Place
button   Keswick: Maysons
button   Keswick: Mayson's Auctioneering
button   Keswick: Miss Hawell
button   Keswick: Mrs Mayo
button   Keswick: Open All Hours
button   Keswick: Penrith Road
button   Keswick: Penrith Road, 3
button   Keswick: Price Walker
button   Keswick: Shepherd Jewellery
button   Keswick: St John's Street
button   Keswick: St John's Street, 17 to 23
button   Keswick: St John's Street, 25
button   Keswick: St John's Street, 36 to 50
button   Keswick: Station Road
button   Keswick: Station Street
button   Keswick: Sweet Temptation
button   Keswick: W H Smiths
button   Keswick: Wild Strawberry
button   Keswick: Ye Olde Friars
button   King's Arms, Keswick
button   Lake Road Inn, Keswick
button   landing stage, Keswick
button   Long Bridge, Keswick
button   meeting house, Keswick
button   meeting house, Keswick (2)
button   Methodist Chapel, Keswick
button   Mikado Cafe, Keswick
button   Monk Hall, Keswick
button   Moot Hall, Keswick
button   mountain rescue, Keswick
button   Oak Cottage, Keswick
button   Oddfellows Arms, Keswick
button   Old Brewery, Keswick
button   Olde Golden Lion Inn, Keswick
button   Otley's Well, Keswick
button   Pack Horse Inn, Keswick
button   post box, Keswick
button   Priorholm Hotel, Keswick
button   Quaker Cottage, Keswick
button   Queen's Hotel, Keswick
button   railway bridge, Keswick
button   railway bridge, Keswick (2)
button   railway bridge, Keswick (3)
button   railway bridge, Keswick (4)
button   railway milepost, Keswick
button   Rawnsley Memorial, Keswick
button   ring of bells, Great Crosthwaite
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button   roadsign, Keswick
button   roman fort, Keswick
button   Royal Oak, Keswick
button   seat, Keswick
button   Shorley Croft, Keswick
button   Skiddaw Temperance Hotel, Keswick
button   Southey Works, Keswick
button   St Herbert Social Centre, Keswick
button   St John, Keswick
button   St John's School, Keswick
button   St John's Street Hall, Keswick
button   Station Hotel, Keswick
button   station, Castle Head
button   station, Crow Park
button   sundial, Keswick
button   Temperance Hotel, Keswick
button   Toll Bar Cottage, Keswick
button   toll gate, Keswick
button   Town Cass, Keswick
button   trig point, NY2677423173
button   Upper Fitz Park pencil works, Keswick
button   war memorial, Keswick
button   Water Edge, Keswick
button   workhouse, Keswick
button   Younghusband's Hotel, Keswick

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