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site name:- Harrow Farm
locality:- Harrowslack
parish Claife parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
viewpoint; station
coordinates:- SD3896
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3896

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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... at the gate leading to the ferry-house, follow the path to the left, having a stone-wall on the right, until you approach the farm-house called Harrow. Here a charming picture will present itself in an elegant style. The island, from this stand, appears with much variety of shore; indented and embayed; almost surrounded with islets; adorned with ancient oaks and scattered trees [1]. Here the lake is caught a second time over the island; and the village and church of Bowness hang on its banks. A sweeter picture than this, the lake does not
[1] In the collection of Views of the Lakes, engraved by Messrs. Byrne &c. Mr. Farrington's view from the hill above the ferry-house, represents this scene.
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furnish.- The artist will find a proper stand on the inside of the stone-wall.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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