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placename:- Seathwaite
parish Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- SD227960
10Km square:- SD29

1Km square SD2296


Seathwaite -- Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite -- Cumbria / -- 29.5.2009

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Seathwaite, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

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.
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... 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

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 12:-
Is a vale deeply environed amongst mountains of great sublimity; it has no lake, but the copious stream of the 'silver-bright Duddon,' whose feeders flow precipitously from the Shire stones, winds amongst fields, rocks, and hills. The finest part of this valley, is from the chapel to Goldrill Crag. Untutored nature seems to hold absolute sway; the cottages are prettily situated, some being picturesquely adorned with trees. Its highest part, called Mosedale, is tame and unmeaning. This secluded valley may be approached, either by Broughton, or over Walna Scar, or it may be entered at its head over Wrynose and Cockley Beck. The Walna Scar road leaves Church Coniston, and proceeds by an easy path under the foot of Man-mountain, whence there is a steep craggy ascent to Goats Water, whose length is half a mile, and margin stony. The road to Seathwaite Tarn is over a pass, little inferior in height to the Man. This tarn contains on its northern side a rocky island, and Fairfield may be seen over its
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surface, between side screens formed of rocky precipices. By following the stream which issues out of this water, the descent into the valley cannot be mistaken, to Nettleslack Bridge, whence to the inn at Newfield, by the chapel, is only a short distance. The wonderful Walker officiated as clergyman for a long period in this vale. ...

placename:- Seathwaite
person:- : Walker, Robert; Wonderful Walker, The
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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The whole area is labelled Seathwaite, the cluster of buildings and church, Newfield.

placename:- Seathwaite
other name:- Newfield
area; valley; building/s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd) -- probably relevant

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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placename:- Southwate
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Buildings and tower.

placename:- Sowthwate
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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circle, tower; Lancashire

placename:- Sowthwat
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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circle, tower

placename:- Sowthate
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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

placename:- Sowthwate
county:- Lancastria
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

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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