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place:- house, Lord's Island
site name:- Lord's Island
site name:- Derwent Water
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY26572191
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2621

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) -- possibly 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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... Here [Keswick] 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; and with the stones thereof the Ratcliff's built a house of pleasure in one of the islands in Derwent-water [1]. ...
[1] Nicholson's History of Cumberland, page 86.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

notes site of 15th century house, with 16th century extension
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6; plan

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