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site name:- Flass Wood
parish Loweswater parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
viewpoint; station
coordinates:- NY1420
10Km square:- NY12

1Km square NY1420

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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2d. Station / Flass wood
With the map title:-
... The 2d. Station was the Favourite one of Dr. Brownrigg, and Dr. Franklin ...
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date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

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.
2d. Station / Flass wood
The 2d. Station was the Favourite of one of Dr. Brownrigg, and Dr. Franklin, ...

other name:- station, Buttermere, Crosthwaite 2
coordinates:- NY14352021
person:- : Brownrigg, Dr
person:- : Franklin, Dr
date:- 1794
period:- 18th century, late; 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 140:-
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An evening view of both lakes [Loweswater and Crummock Water], is from the side of Mell-break, at the gate, under a coppice of oaks, in the road to Ennerdale. No-
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Page 141:-
[No]thing exceeds, in composition, the parts of this landscape. They are all great, and lie in fine order of perspective. If the view be taken from the round knoll, at the lower end of the lake, the appearance of the mountains that bound it is astonishing. You have Mellbreak on the right, and Grasmire on the left, and betwixt them, a stupendous amphitheatre of mountains, whose tops are all broken and dissimilar, and of different hues, and their bases skirted with wood, or clothed with verdure. In the centre point of this amphitheatre is a huge pyramidal broken rock, that seems with its figure to change place, as you move across the fore-ground, and gives much variety to the scenes, and alters the picture at every pace. In short, the picturesque views in this district are many; some mixt, others purely sublime, but all surprise and please. The genius of the greatest adepts in landscape, might here improve in taste and judgement; and the most enthusiastic ardor for pastoral poetry and painting, will here find an inexhaustible source of scenes and images.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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