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placename:- Seatoller Fell
locality:- Seatoller
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
hill; fell
coordinates:- NY230134
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2313

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 4:-
Note. The Lake district Gauges are five inches in diameter; they are all of the same construction, and are elevated about eighteen inches above the surface. The funnel rims are of stout sheet brass, so that the apertures cannot readily lose their circular form. The Metres were all made by Bate of the Poultry, London. - The Rain is read off daily at 9 A.M.
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REMARKS ON MOUNTAIN GAUGES.
The Mountain Gauges are on pretty much the same construction as those in the vallies, but the receivers are much more capacious, being calculated to hold nearly 80 inches of Rain.
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The Gauges on Sca Fell, Gabel, and Seatollar, are on the extreme summits of these monntains; and the whole of the instruments are freely exposed to the action of wind and rain, from almost every point of the compass.
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placename:- Seatollar Common
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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