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placename:- Loweswater
parish Loweswater parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY14152090
10Km square:- NY12

1Km square NY1420

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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Loweswater
blocks, settlement, and cross, a church

placename:- Loweswater
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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Lowes Water

placename:- Lowes Water
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
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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Page 23:-
...
A small lake [Lowes Water] of about a mile in length, has given name to the parish or chapelry in which it is situated. ...
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Page 24:-
... Lowes Water, viewed from the end of Melbreak, exhibits a sweet rural landscape, the cultivated slopes being ornamented with neat farm houses and trees: ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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.
Page 181:-
...
Loweswater, a chapelry in St. Bee's parish, has its name from a lake in a deep vale surrounded by mountains two miles broad abounding with pike, perch, and, as some say, char.

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

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (But/Cru/Low)

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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Lowes-water

placename:- Lowes Water
area
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

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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Lowswater
circle, tower

placename:- Lowswater
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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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Lowswater
Circle, building and tower.

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

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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Loweswater
Buildings and tower.

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

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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Loweswater
circle, building, tower

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

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.
Loweswater
Settlement.

placename:- Loweswater
county:- Cumberlandia
village
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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Loweswater
circle; village or hamlet

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

old print:- Farington 1816 (plate 29)

Set of prints, 43 engravings, The Lakes of Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland, drawings by Jospeph Farington, with text by Thomas Hartwell Horne, published by T Cadell, and W Davies, Strand, and by J M'Creery, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street, London, 1816.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, The Village of Lowswater, Loweswater, Cumberland, drawn by Joseph Farington, engraved by J Scott, published by T Cadell and W Davies, Strand, London, 1815.
Plate 29 in The Lakes of Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland.
The accompanying text:-
THE VILLAGE OF LOWESWATER,
IS beautifully situated close to the Lake of the same name, near the north-western extremity of the mountains above Mellbreak. The beauty of the landscape is considerably increased by the mixture of wood-lands and cultivated fields, interspersed with small farms, which, with their waving inclosures, are most delightfully situated. The Lake of Loweswater is about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth; and, unlike all the other Lakes, discharges its waters at the southern end. It may be here remarked, that the purest taste will be gratified on seeing the beautiful and romantic character of this most interesting country preserved in all its simplicity by every village, every cottage, being both in form and colour in perfect unison with the scenery in which they are placed. The sentiment excited while contemplating the savage rock or the mgnificent mountain, or admiring the beautiful vale, is never disturbed by the introduction of objects at variance with the impression made by the fine works of nature.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Drawn by J. Farinton R.A. / Engraved by J. Scott / The Village of Lowswater. / London Published Septr. 15, 1815, by T. Cadell & W. Davies, Strand.

placename:- Loweswater
date:- 1815
period:- 19th century, early

button   Bargate, Loweswater
button   bridge, Loweswater
button   Church Bridge, Loweswater
button   fingerpost, Loweswater
button   fingerpost, Loweswater (3)
button   Gillerthwaite, Loweswater
button   Godferhead, Loweswater
button   Grange Country House Hotel, Loweswater
button   hedge, Loweswater
button   Highcross, Loweswater
button   Highgap Yeat, Loweswater
button   Kirkhead, Loweswater
button   Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater
button   Loweswater Hall, Loweswater
button   Loweswater lake
button   Loweswater School, Loweswater
button   Maggie's Bridge, Loweswater
button   Millennium Plaque, Loweswater
button   Muncaster House, Loweswater
button   Park Bridge, Loweswater
button   Rose Cottage, Loweswater (2)
button   sheepfold, Loweswater (4)
button   St Bartholomew, Loweswater
button   station, Buttermere
button   station, Dob Ley Head
button   station, Flass Wood
button   station, Gatesgarth
button   station, Loweswater
button   stile, Loweswater
button   Vicarage, Loweswater
button   village hall, Loweswater

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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