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placename:- Mosedale Beck river
locality:- Mosedale
parish Matterdale parish, once in Cumberland
parish Threlkeld parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
river; boundary; parish boundary
coordinates:- NY3523
10Km square:- NY32

1Km square NY3523


Mosedale Beck -- Mosedale -- Matterdale and Threlkeld -- Cumbria / -- 17.3.2008

Mosedale Beck -- Mosedale -- Matterdale and Threlkeld -- Cumbria / -- NY34992291 (at) -- 27.10.2012

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.
Page 56:-
... About 100 yards beyond the eleventh-mile post [from Penrith], ... observe the rivulet called Mosedale-Beck; its source may be pretty plainly traced between the two mountains on the left, the roughest of which is called Wolf-Cragg, and the smoothest Dodd.
Page 57:-
This rivulet (with another hereafter to be described,) is remarkable for having been the scene of the most dreadful and destructive inundation ever remembered in this country, and of which may awful vestiges may to this hour be traced; this happened on the 22d of August 1749. All the evening of that day, horrid, tumultuous noises were heard in the air; sometimes a puff of wind would blow with great violence, then in a moment all was calm again. The inhabitants, used to bosom-winds, whirlwinds, and the howling of distant tempests among the rocks, went to bed as usual, and from the fatigues of the day were in a sound sleep when the inundation awoke them. About one in the morning the rain began to fall, and before four such a quantity fell as covered the whole face of the country below with a sheet of water many feet deep: several houses were filled with sand to the first storey, many more driven down; ... Several persons were obliged to climb to the tops of the houses, to escape instantaneous death; and there many (particularly those who were either worn out with age, or too weak to attempt remove) were obliged to remain, in a situation of the most dreadful suspense, till the waters abated. Mr Mounsey of Wallthwaite says, that when he came down stairs in the morning, the first sight he saw was a gander belonging to one of his neighbours, and several planks and kitchen-utensils, which were floating about his lower apartments, the violence of the waters having forced open the doors on both sides of the house. The most dreadful vestiges of this inundation, or water-spout, are at a place called Lob-wath, a little above Wallthwaite: ...
The quantity of water which had fallen here is truly astonishing, more particularly considering the small space it had to collect in. ...

placename:- Mosedale Beck
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map -- perhaps relevant

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.
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county:- Cumberland

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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wiggly line, into the Glenderamackin
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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Running into the Greta south of Wakthwate.
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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Single wiggly line.
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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wiggly line, runs into the Glenderamackin
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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

tiny photograph, 
button to large Mosedale Beck -- Mosedale -- Matterdale and Threlkeld -- Cumbria / -- Waterfall, -- NY34782241 (at) -- 27.10.2012

button   ford, Wallthwaite
button   Lobwath, Matterdale
button   Mariel Bridge, Matterdale
button   Mosedale Viaduct, Matterdale

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