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placename:- Priest Pot
locality:- Hawkshead
parish Claife parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
tarn
coordinates:- SD35759784
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3597

old map:- OS County Series (Lan 5 2)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Priest Pot
lake
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Priest Pot, Claife, and Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower right:-
H. Bell
stamped on reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photograph / AMBLESIDE
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 29:-
... A round pond at the northern end of the lake [Esthwaite Water], connected with it by a narrow creek, ... The name of the pond is Priest's Pot: a fact which be explain by a tradition that a priest was drowned there; and others by a supposition of its
Page 30:-
holding about as much as a thirsty priest would like to drink, if the liquor were sufficiently good. ...

placename:- Priest's Pot
event:- accident; drowning
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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 13:-
...
On a pond called Priest Pot, near the head of this lake [Esthwaite Water], there is a Floating Island 24 yards in length, and 5 or 6 in breadth; ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old print:- Robertson 1911

Wordsworthshire, by Eric Robertson, Windermere, Westmorland, illustrated by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
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Print, lithograph? Hawkshead, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.64 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
printed at bottom:-
HAWKSHEAD / ('Priest's Pot' Pool in foreground; Weatherlam covered with snow)
signed at painting lower left:-
Arthur Tucker

placename:- Priest's Pot Pool
date:- 1911
period:- 1910s

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