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placename:- Coniston to Hawkshead
other name:- Hawkshead to Coniston
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
parish Hawkshead parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
road; route
10Km square:- SD39
road code:- Cnst=Hwks

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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county:- Lancashire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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.
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With feelings of mingled delight and regret, the tourist may now leave Coniston and proceed to Hawkshead, over a road wild and dreary, among heath-clad rocks, and past some picturesque cottages, beyond which is seen the town, its white houses, church, and lake, and Furness Fells, making a beautiful pastoral picture.
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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from Ravenglass
double line, light dark solid; road
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road map:- Cary 1790 (Lan/edn 1792)

Map, Westmoreland, now Cumbria, scale about 11.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 1790; published 1790-1828.
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double line, with road distances from Broughton in Furness
date:- 1790
period:- 18th century, late; 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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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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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

places
mapping:- Coniston
Hawkshead

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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