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placename:- Rampsholme Island
site name:- Derwent Water
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
island
coordinates:- NY26392136
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2621

photograph

Rampsholme Island -- Derwent Water -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- Roughly from Strandshag Bay. -- 24.8.2008

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 64 10)

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:- Rampsholme Island
island
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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 74:-
... Ramps Holme, another of the islands, was their's [Derwentwater Family] also; ...

placename:- Ramps Holme
person:- : Derwentwater Family
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 54:-
... Rampsholm, the property of W. Marshall, Esq. who purchased the Greenwich Hospital estates in this district. ...

placename:- Rampholm
person:- : Marshall, William
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 17:-
... Lord's Isle, ... and the smaller island called Rampsholm, form part of the late Earl of Derwentwater's sequestrated estate, which has been purchased from Greenwich Hospital in 1832, by John Marshall, Esq. of Leeds.

placename:- Rampsholm
person:- : Derwentwater Family; Derwentwater, Earl of; Greenwich Hospital; Marshall, John
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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 84:-
...
I must now give an account of the remaining islands of this Lake; which I shall do in the same order that they meet the eye as sailing downwards.
The first is Rampsholm; so called, I suppose, from the ramp or rampione, a species of the leek, which it produces in great abundance; it has a few trees of little or no value upon it.

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

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Der)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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RAMPS HOLM
wooded island

placename:- Ramps Holm
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map -- probably 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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island
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

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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Rampsholm I.
In the map title:-
Rampsholm Island, do. do. [formerly Ld. Derwentwater's]

placename:- Rampsholm Island
island
person:- : Derwentwater, Lord
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

old map:- Smith 1751

Map of the Black Lead Mines in Cumberland, and area, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, by George Smith, published in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1751.
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island
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old print:- Black 1856 (23rd edn 1900)

Guide book, Black's Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Black, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, or Soho Square, London, 1856 to 1900s onwards.
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Print, lithograph, Outline Views, Skiddaw and Derwent Water - Mountains as seen at Lodore Hotel, and Mountains as seen at the Third Gate on Ascending Latrigg on the Way to Skiddaw, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... Rampsholm Isle ...

placename:- Rampsholm Isle
date:- 1900
period:- 1900s

old print:- Tattersall 1836 (version 1869)

Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, hand coloured, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lakes, from the road to Watendlath, Cumberland, drawn by George Tattersall, 1836, engraved by W F Topham, published by T J Allman, 463 Oxford Street, London, 1869.
Included in The Lakes of England, by W F Topham.
printed at bottom:-
DERWENTWATER and BASSENTHWAITE LAKES, / from the road to Watendlath.
printed at bottom:-
Swinside. / Lord's Seat. / Barff. / St. Herbert's I. / Bassenthwaite L. / Ramps I. / Vicar's I. / Lord's I. / Skiddaw Dodd. / Castle Hill. / Keswick. / Skiddaw. / Latrigg. / Falcon Crag.

placename:- Ramp's Isle
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Tattersall 1836

Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, engraving, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lakes, from the road to Watenflath, Cumberland, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
The print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Tipped in opposite p.77 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
DERWENTWATER and BASSENTHWAITE LAKES, / from the road to Watendlath.
printed at bottom left to right:-
Swinside. / Lord's Seat. / Barff. / St. Herbert's I. / Bassenthwaite L. / Ramp's I. / Vicar's I. / Lord's I. / Skiddaw Dodd. / Castle Hill. / Keswick. / Skiddaw. / Latrigg. / Falcon Crag.

placename:- Ramp's Isle
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lakes from the Road to Watendlath, Cumberland, published by Sherwood and Co, London, 1836?
The view is from just above Ashness Bridge. Objects in the view are identified by a caption at the bottom (unfortunately the print is pale, so some objects are unclear, and the caption seems to be a little misaligned) - Swinside, Lord's Seat, Barff, St. Herbert's I., Bassenthwaite L., Ramp's I., Vicar's I., Lord's I., Skiddaw Dodd, Castle Hill, Keswick, Skiddaw, Latrigg, Falcon Crag.
printed at bottom:-
DERWENTWATER and BASSENTHWAITE LAKES. / from the Road to Watendlath.

placename:- Ramp's Island
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Black 1841 (3rd edn 1846)

Guide book, Black's Picturesque Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Blck, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, 1841 to 1888.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains as seen at Lowdore Inn, and Mountains as seen at the Third Gate on Ascending Latrigg on the Way to Skiddaw, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... Rampsholm Isle ...

placename:- Rampsholm Isle
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

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