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placename:- Seathwaite
other name:- Seathet
other name:- Seuthwayt
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s; locality
coordinates:- NY23531217
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2312

photograph

Seathwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 26.2.2007
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Seathwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 17.5.2013

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 116:-
... A party of tourists, among whom were two sisters, were on the heights, intending to cross Esk Hause into Borrowdale, and to spend the night at Seathwaite,- the first settlement there. Now there is, as we have seen, another Seathwaite on the Duddon; and mistakes frequently arise between them. On Esk Hause, one of the ladies lost sight of her party behind some of the rocks scattered among the tarns there, and took a turn to the right instead of the left. A shepherd of whom she inquired her way to Seathwaite, pointed down to the Duddon valley; and that way she went till she found herself at Cockley Beck, ...
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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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Seathwaite

placename:- Seathwaite
county:- Cumberland
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:- Seathwaite

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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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 205:-
... The dale opens about four miles higher, till you come to Seathwaite, where lies the way, mounting the hill to the right, that leads to the wad-mines; all farther access is here barred to prying mortals, only there is a little path winding over the fells, and for some weeks in the year passable to the dalesmen; but the mountains know well that these innocent people will not reveal the mysteries of their ancient kingdom, 'the reign Chaos and Old Night,' only I learned that this dreadful road, divided again, leads one branch to Ravenglass, and the other to Hawkshead.
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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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Seawhaite
circle; village

placename:- Seawhaite
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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Seathwaite
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement

placename:- Seathwaite
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Near Seathwaite, Borrowdale, Cumberland, by John Harper, 1840.
View near Seathwaite, Borrowdale. U shaped valley with group of trees in the centre and hills beyond. Executed in pencil with touches of white gouache on buff coloured paper. Preparatory sketch drawn on the spot by the artist.
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near Seathwaite. Borrowdale. 11 Sep./40

placename:- Seathwaite
date:- 1840
period:- 19th century, early

old text:- Miller 1847

Report on the Fall of Rain in the Lake Districts of Cumberland and Westmoreland in 1846, by John Fletcher Miller, printed by G Irwin, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1847.
Page 5:-
At Seathwaite, there have been thirty-six days in which the quantity of measured rain was between one and two inches; six days between two and three inches; five days between three and four inches; one day between four and five inches; and one day between five and six inches.
The Rain at Seathwaite on the 3rd and 4th of March, amounted to 6.86 inches; and on the 9th and 10th of Oct., the fall was upwards of 9 inches. On three days of the latter month, there fell 12.17 inches, so that if no part of the rain deposited in this period, had been absorbed by the ground, or carried off by the rivulets, the whole valley would have been covered with a sheet of water, more than a foot in depth.
Of the total fall of Rain at Seathwaite in 1846 (143.518 inches), 103.24 inches fell to the share of January, February, March, July, August and October; the other six months, received much less than an average quantity. In November and December, 1845, there fell 45 3/4 inches; in the corresponding months of 1846, the fall but slightly exceeds 17 inches.
...
... whilst the Lake district stations generally, have received considerable more rain than in 1845, the deposit in the five wettest localities, is somewhat less than in the previous year.
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placename:- Seathwaite
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

descriptive text:- Gents Mag (1751)

The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1914.
... arrived at Seathwaite, which is just under the mines [black lead mines], and, as near as I can compute, about 10 miles distant from Keswic. ...
...
... we descended to our companions, repassed the mines, got to Seathwayte, were chearfully regaled by an honest farmer in his puris naturalibus, returned to Keswic ...

placename:- Seathwaite
other name:- Seathwayte
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

hearsay The wettest settlement in Great Britain, mean annual rainfall about 140 inches.

button   barn, Seathwaite (2)
button   black lead mine, Seathwaite
button   Borrowdale Yews, Borrowdale
button   boundary stone, Seathwaite
button   boundary stone, Seathwaite (2)
button   fence, Seathwaite
button   Fickle Steps, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite
button   footbridge, Seathwaite
button   footbridge, Seathwaite (2)
button   Holy Trinity, Seathwaite
button   Memorial Bridge, Seathwaite
button   Raingauge Cottage, Seathwaite
button   School House, Seathwaite
button   Seathwaite Bridge, Borrowdale
button   Seathwaite Bridge, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite
button   Seathwaite Cottage, Seathwaite
button   Seathwaite Farm Cottage, Seathwaite
button   Seathwaite Farm, Seathwaite
button   Seathwaite Parish Room, Seathwaite
button   sheepfold, Borrowdale (5)
button   sheepfold, Seathwaite
button   sheepfold, Seathwaite (2)
button   Sour Milk Gill (2)
button   stepping stones, Seathwaite
button   stepping stones, Seathwaite (2)
button   stone wall, Seathwaite
button   stone wall, Seathwaite (2)
button   sundial, Seathwaite
button   telephone box, Seathwaite
button   Under Crag, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite
button   Walker House, Seathwaite
button   waterfall, Seathwaite Slabs
button   weather station, Seathwaite
button   weir, Seathwaite

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