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placename:- Watendlath Beck
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
river
coordinates:- NY2717
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2717

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Watendlath Beck -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- At Watendlath Bridge. -- 17.2.2007
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Watendlath Beck -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- Ford in Watendlath. -- NY27501630 (at) -- 17.2.2007

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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river

old text:- Gilpin 1786

Guide book, Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772, on Several Parts of England, Particularly the Mountains, and Lakes of Cumberland Westmoreland, by Rev William Gilpin, 1772-74; published 1786-1808.
vol.1 p.192
...
These two rivers, the Lodoar, and the Derwent, furnish the chief supplies of Derwentwater. But those of the latter are much ampler. The Lodoar accordingly is lost in the lake: while the Derwent, first giving it's name to it, retains it's own to the sea.

placename:- Lodoar River
date:- 1786
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

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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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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Addendum; From Dr. Dalton's descriptive poem enumerating the Beauties of the Vale of Keswick, about 1775
Page 197:-
   ...
   Let other streams rejoice to roar / Down the rough rocks of dread Lowdore, / Rush raving on with bois'trous sweep, / And foaming rend the 'frighted deep, ...
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 204:-
... we turned aside into a coppice, ascending a little in front of Lowdore water-fall: the height appeared to be about 200 feet, the quantity of water not great, though (these three days excepted) it hath rained daily for near two months before; but then the stream was nobly broken, leaping from rock to rock, and foaming with fury. ... The force of the water wearing a deep channel in the ground, hurries away to join the lake. We descended again, and passed the stream over a rude bridge. ...
date:- 1769; 1775
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 1770s

old map:- Smith 1751

Map of the Black Lead Mines in Cumberland, and area, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, by George Smith, published in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1751.
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tapering wiggly line; river
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.2 no.4)

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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Print, uncoloured engraving, Watendlath, and the Stream of Lowdore, drawn by Thomas Allom, engraved by J Sands, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1833.
Vol.2 no.4 in Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated, with descriptions by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate, London, about 1835.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
T. Allom. / . Sands. / WATENDLATH, & THE STREAM OF LOWDORE. / FISHER, SON & CO. LONDON, 1833.

placename:- Stream of Lowdore
date:- 1833
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Rose 1832-35

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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Watendlath and the Stream of Lowdore
Drawn by Thomas Allom, engraved by J Sands, 1833.

placename:- Stream of Lowdore
date:- 1833
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Watendlath Beck -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 23.9.2009 -- NY272170 (about)

hearsay A rock feature in the beck below the hamlet is called the Devil's Punch Bowl, or just The Churn; presumably a churn pot?

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