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placename:- Taylorgill Force
other name:- Taylor Force
other name:- White Maid of Borrowdale, The
site name:- Styhead Gill
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY229109
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2210


Taylorgill Force -- Styhead Gill -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 4.4.2007

Taylorgill Force -- Styhead Gill -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- Late afternoon. -- 26.2.2007

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 75 1)

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:- Taylorgill Force
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Taylorgill Force, Styhead Gill, Borrowdale, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower right:-
H. Bell.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

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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Taylors Gill
two lines across a stream, waterfall

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

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 37:-
... Sty-head Tarn ... The stream running from thence towards Seathwaite, has some fine frothy breaks, and one grand waterfall, before it reaches the bottom of [the vale.]
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Page 45:-
Near the head of the Seathwaite branch of Borrowdale, the water from Sty-head Tarn is met by a dry gill called Taylor Gill; and near their junction there is a lofty waterfall, which is a good object from the road to Wasdale.
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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Marked by three chevrons across the stream.

old print:- MacBride 1922

Wild Lakeland, by MacKenzie MacBride illustrated by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 1922-28.
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Print, colour, Styhead Gill, Borrowdale to Wastwater, by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, 4-6 Soho Square, London, 2nd edn 1928.
Tipped in opposite p.101 in Wild Lakeland by MacKenzie MacBride.
printed at bottom:-
signed at lower left:-
date:- 1922
period:- 1920s

old print:- Rose 1832-35 -- perhaps relevant

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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Waterfall, near Sty Head, Cumberland
Drawn by Thomas Allom, engraved by S Lacey, 1833.
date:- 1833
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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