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placename:- Tarn Hows
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
parish Hawkshead parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
locality
coordinates:- SD33059902
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3399

old map:- OS County Series (Lan 1 16)

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:- Tarn Hows
locality
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, The Tarns, Tarn Hows, Coniston and Hawkshead, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Tarn Hows, Coniston, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

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 OT01P097, button   goto source.
Page 97:-
... A full length view of the lake [Coniston Water] is obtained in passing over the hill called Tarnhows, on the road towards Elterwater; ...

placename:- Tarnhows
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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, Tarn Hows, Coniston, Lancashire, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
On p.59 of Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts.
printed at bottom:-
TARN HOWS. (p.95). / (The Langdale Pikes in the distance.)

placename:- Tarn Hows
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

button   Tarn Hows Cottage, Coniston
button   Tarn Hows Hotel, Hawkshead
button   Tarn Hows Wood, Coniston
button   Tarns, Tarn Hows

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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