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placename:- Sour Milk Gill
parish Buttermere parish, once in Cumberland
parish Loweswater parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
river
coordinates:- NY1615
10Km square:- NY11

1Km square NY1615

photograph

Sour Milk Gill -- Buttermere and Loweswater -- Cumbria / -- NY17231629 (at) -- 1.1.2011
photograph

Sour Milk Gill -- Buttermere and Loweswater -- Cumbria / -- From below. -- 1.1.2011

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 133:-
[the torrent] flowing down the steep into the lake [Buttermere] is called (as others in the district are) Sourmilk Ghyll; and it issues from Bleaberry, or Burtness Tarn, on the side of Red Pike. ...

placename:- Sourmilk Ghyll
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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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Sourmilk Force
two lines across a stream, waterfall

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

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 179:-
WATERFALLS.

placename:- Sour Milk Force
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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.
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Page 46:-
SOUR-MILK GILL is a name applied to some mountain torrents, on account of their frothy whiteness resembling Butter-milk from the churn. We have Sour-milk Gill near Buttermere, Sour-milk Gill in Grasmere, and Sour-milk Gill near the Black-lead Mine in Borrowdale.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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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river
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (But/Cru/Low)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Sour Milk Gill

placename:- Sour Milk Gill
river
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

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 131:-
... large hollow craters scooped in their bosoms, once the seeming seats of raging liquid fire, though at present overflowing with the purest water, that foams down the craggy brows; ...
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Page 135:-
in whose bosom it is formed, appears to have been the focus of a volcano, in some distant period of time, when the cones were produced by explosion. At present it is the reservoir of water, that feeds the roaring cataract you see in the descent to Buttermere. Here all is barrenness, solitude, and silence, only interrupted by the murmurs of a rill, that runs unseen in the bottom of a deep dell. ...
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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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single or double wiggly line; river
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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wiggly line from Bleaberry Tarn
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old print:- Nelson 1859

Guide book, in the Nelson's Handbooks for Tourists series, The English Lakes, published by T Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, London, 1859.
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Print, engraving, Buttermere from near the Fish Inn, drawn by Keeley Halswelle, Edinburgh, published by T Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, London, and Edinburgh and New York, United States, 1859.
Frontispiece to a guide book, The English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
BUTTERMERE FROM NEAR THE FISH INN.
date:- 1859
period:- 19th century, late

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sour Milk Gill -- Buttermere and Loweswater -- Cumbria / -- Running out of Bleaberry Tarn, -- NY16661548 (at) -- 1.1.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sour Milk Gill -- Buttermere and Loweswater -- Cumbria / -- NY169158 (about) -- 1.1.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sour Milk Gill -- Buttermere and Loweswater -- Cumbria / -- NY169158 (about) -- 1.1.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sour Milk Gill -- Buttermere and Loweswater -- Cumbria / -- NY17231629 (at) -- 1.1.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Sour Milk Gill -- Buttermere and Loweswater -- Cumbria / -- From across the lake. -- 7.11.2005

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