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placename:- Skelwith Bridge
locality:- Skelwith
parish Skelwith parish, once in Lancashire
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY34420343
10Km square:- NY30
place code:- SkBr

1Km square NY3403


Skelwith Bridge -- Skelwith -- Skelwith and Lakes -- Cumbria / -- 15.11.2011

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 26 9)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Skelwith Bridge
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

source:- Philip/Wilson 1890s

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... whence it is 3 miles to Ambleside by way of Brathay Bridge.

placename:- Brathay Bridge
date:- 1895
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
image OT01P164, button   goto source.
Page 164:-
... a large block near Skelwith Bridge on the road to Grasmere - one near Coniston Waterhead, and another near Gosforth, as well as many others of smaller dimensions - are far more interesting to the geologist; yielding sufficient scope for conjecture as to the place of their origin, and the mode of their removal.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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:- Skelwith

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Skellet B.
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet?

placename:- Skellet Bridge
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1675

Records, hearth tax survey returns, Westmorland, 1674/75.
Skelleth bridge end
Loughrigge and Rydall

placename:- Skelleth bridge end
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old print:- Pearson 1900s

Guide book, Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
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Print, halftone photograph, Skelwith Bridge from Skelwith Fold, Lancashire, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
On p.5 of Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts.
printed at bottom:-
SKELWITH BRIDGE FROM SKELWITH FOLD. (p.120). / (The Langdale Pikes in the distance).

placename:- Skelwith Bridge
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old print:- Rose 1832-35

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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date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

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