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placename:- Ambleside to Coniston
other name:- Coniston to Ambleside
other name:- A593
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
parish Skelwith parish, once in Lancashire
parish Hawkshead parish, once in Lancashire
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
road; route
10Km square:- NY30
10Km square:- SD29
road code:- Ambl=Cnst

old map:- Prior 1874 map 1

Map, Winander Mere, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1874.
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To Skelwith Br. & Langdale @q To Coniston
double line; road, two routes
date:- 1874
period:- 19th century, late; 1870s

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 97:-
From Coniston, those who feel no hesitation in crossing the Ferry on Windermere, may proceed through Hawkshead, by the side of Esthwaite Water, to the Ferry; and after taking a view of Windermere, from Mr. Curwen's Station-house, cross the water to Bowness, distant from Coniston Water-head 9 miles. Those who object to crossing the water, may either proceed from Coniston to Ambleside direct, 8 miles; or from the Ferry, by the western banks of the lake to Ambleside, distant from Coniston by this route 14 miles.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Windermere N)

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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To Skellett Bridge
On south side of the river, and an alternative road on the north side.
road
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con)

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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to Waterhead and Broughton
double line
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

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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Page 54:-
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At Water-head, the road to the east leads to Ambleside, eight miles; to Hawkshead, three. Ascend a steep hill surronded (sic) with
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Page 55:-
wood, and have a back view of the lake. ... turn your face to the east, and you have a view of some part of Windermere-water. The road soon divides; the left leads to Ambleside, the right to Hawkshead, which stands under a mountain, at the upper end of a narrow valley. The church is seated on the front of an eminence that commands the vale, which is floated with
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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double line; road, with mile numbers
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old road map:- Rumney 1899

Guide book, The Cyclist's Guide to the English Lake District, by A W Rumney, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, and Liverpool, 1899.
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Road map, strip map, gradient diagram, and itinerary for Route VI, Ambleside to Coniston by Barngates, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, by A W Rumney, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, and Liverpool, 1899.
On p.30 of the Cyclist's Guide to the English Lake District, by A W Rumney.
printed at top:-
Route VI. - AMBLESIDE TO CONISTON by / BARNGATES.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late

old road map:- Rumney 1899

Guide book, The Cyclist's Guide to the English Lake District, by A W Rumney, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, and Liverpool, 1899.
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Road map, strip map, gradient diagram, and itinerary for Route VII, Coniston to Ambleside by Oxenfell, Lancashire and Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, by A W Rumney, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, and Liverpool, 1899.
On p.32 of the Cyclist's Guide to the English Lake District, by A W Rumney.
printed at top:-
Route VII. - CONISTON to AMBLESIDE by / OXENFELL.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late

places
mapping:- Ambleside
Clappersgate, Lakes
Skelwith Bridge, Skelwith
Coniston

places
mapping:- Ambleside
Clappersgate, Lakes
Drunken Duck, Hawkshead
Borwick Lodge, Hawkshead
Coniston

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