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placename:- Rosthwaite
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY259149
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2514

photograph

Rosthwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 18.9.2011
photograph

Rosthwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 12.4.2010

old print:- Bemrose 1881

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Print, uncoloured, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Cumberland, published by Bemrose and Sons, 23 Old Bailey, London and Derby, by A B Moss, Carlisle, Cumberland, and by T Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, about 1881.
On p.78 of a Handy Guide to the English Lakes and Shap Spa.
printed at bottom:-
ROSTHWAITE.

placename:- Rosthwaite
date:- 1881
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, near Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Rosthwaite
blocks, settlement

placename:- Rosthwaite
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

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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Rossthwaite

placename:- Rossthwaite
county:- Cumberland
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.
Page 67:-
... the village of Rosthwaite is in front at the junction of the vales of Stonethwaite and Seathwaite, while Eagle Crag and Glaramara tower above.
Page 168:-
Rossthwaite.- Near this village is the Chapel of Ease, standing at the point whence the three vales or grains of this extensive valley diverge. Whilst here, the tourist should extend his ramble into Stonethwaite, and return. Refreshment may be had here; and then let the visitor cross the river behind the inn, and strike right up the fell, immediately in front. In this ascent the most splendid and magnificent views open out, which bid defiance to the pen.

placename:- Rosthwaite
other name:- Rossthwaite
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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placename:- Rosthwaite

old map:- West 1784 map

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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placename:- Rosthwaite
building/s
county:- Cumberland

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 98:-
...
The road continues good to Rosthwaite, the first village in this romantic region, ...
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Page 99:-
...
... About Rosthwaite, in the centre of the dale, fields wave with crops, and meadows are enamelled with flowery grass. This little delightful Eden is marked with every degree of industry by the laborious inhabitants, who partake of the character of the country they live in, for they are hospitable, civil, and communicative,
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Page 100:-
and readily and chearfully give assistance to strangers who visit their regions. On missing a tract I was directed to observe, I have been surprised by the dale-lander from the top of a rock, waving me back, and offering me a safe conduct through all the difficult parts, and who blushed at the mention of a reward. Such is the extensive influence of virtue in the minds of those that are least acquainted with society [1].
The shepherds only are conversant in the traditional annals of the mountains, and with all the secrets of the mysterious reign of chaos and old night; and they only can give proper information concerning their arcana: for others who live almost within the shadow of these mountains, are often ignorant of their names.
[1] In parts so sequestered from the world, the vulgar language (as well as manners) may be supposed to continue very little altered from what it has been for many ages, and to be what was once generally used through the country. And in order a little to gratify the curiosity of the reader, in Article X. of the Addenda may be seen a specimen of the common Cumberland dialect.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Saxton 1579 -- probably relevant

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Building, symbol for a hamlet, which may or may not have a nucleus.
Borrodale

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

old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.1 no.64)

Engravings - Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated; from drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, and H Gastineau, described by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate Street, London, 1832-35.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Rossthwaite, Borrowdale, from the Road to Watenlath, Cumberland, drawn by Thomas Allom, engraved by R Sands, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1833.
vol.1 pl.64 in the set of prints, Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
T. Allom. / R. Sands. / ROSSTHWAITE, BORROWDALE, FROM THE ROAD TO WATENLATH. / FISHER, SON & CO. LONDON, 1833.

placename:- Rossthwaite
date:- 1832=1835
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Sylvan 1847

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Print, engraving, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Cumberland, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
On p.197 of Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
ROSTHWAITE.

placename:- Rosthwaite
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Rosthwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- The Nook. -- 5.10.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Rosthwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- Howe Cottages. -- 5.10.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Rosthwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- From Rigghead. -- 19.1.2008

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