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placename:- Low Water
locality:- Old Man of Coniston, The
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
lake
coordinates:- SD27479824
10Km square:- SD29

1Km square SD2798

photograph

Low Water -- Old Man of Coniston, The -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- 8.9.2010
photograph

Low Water -- Old Man of Coniston, The -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- 8.9.2010

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Low Water, Coniston, Lancashire, 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.
Page 168:-
... The summit [Old Man of Coniston] is the edge of a line of rocks overhanging another tarn,- Low Water,- which is 2,000 feet above the sea level, ...
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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Low Wr.
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn

placename:- Low Water
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

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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Page 36:-
... Low Water, placed on the Old Man's side, belies its name, as it occupies the highest level. ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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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lake

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, Low Water Tarn, Coniston, by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, 4-6 Soho Square, London, 2nd edn 1928.
Tipped in opposite p.160 in Wild Lakeland by MacKenzie MacBride.
printed at bottom:-
LOW WATER TARN, CONISTON
signed at lower left:-
A. HEATON COOPER

placename:- Low Water Tarn
date:- 1922
period:- 1920s

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