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placename:- Miterdale
parish Eskdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
valley
coordinates:- NY1501
10Km square:- NY10

1Km square NY1501

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Miterdale -- Eskdale -- Cumbria / -- NY14660124 (NE) -- 27.4.2013
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Miterdale -- Eskdale -- Cumbria / -- Head of the valley, -- NY17700382 (about) -- 27.4.2013
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Miterdale -- Eskdale -- Cumbria / -- Looking down from the head of the valley. -- 27.4.2013
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Miterdale -- Eskdale -- Cumbria / -- Looking up, towards Sca Fell. -- 27.4.2013

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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Miterdale
river valley

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

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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MITERDALE

placename:- Miterdale
valley

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760 -- probably relevant

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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Miterton
circle, tower

placename:- Miterton
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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Miterdale
Circle.

placename:- Miterdale
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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Myterdale
Buildings and tower.

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

old map:- Drayton 1612/1622

Map, Cumberlande and Westmorlande, by Michael Drayton in part 2 of Polyolbion, probably engraved by William Hole; published by John Marriott, John Grismand, and Thomas Dewe, London, 1622.
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Niterdale
Lady reclining.

placename:- Niterdale
date:- 1622
period:- 17th century, early; 1620s

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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Myterdale
circle, tower

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

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Building, symbol for a hamlet, which may or may not have a nucleus.
Myterdale

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

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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Miterdale
circle, italic lowercase text; village, hamlet or locality

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

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Miterdale -- Eskdale -- Cumbria / -- Head of the valley, -- NY17700382 (about) -- 27.4.2013

story The tale of the Beckside Boggle.
A young wife and her child were left in their farm in the Miterdale valley, by the farmer who had business in Whitehaven. At dusk a stranger woman, her head wrapped in a shawl asked for lodging, and was made welcome. She sat down at the fire side where the wife was making tallow candles. The stranger fell asleep, the shawl slipped, revealing a coarse featured man carrying a fearsome knife. The wife, terrified, lifted her heavy pan from the fire, and poured it over the strange man, choking him in boiling mutton fat. Early next day the farmer returned to find his distraught wife, with a ghastly corpse hidden on a ledge. They buried the body, and kept silent about it. The valley has ever since been haunted.

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button   stone, Eskdale

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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