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placename:- Watendlath Tarn
locality:- Watendlath
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY275161
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2716

photograph

Watendlath Tarn -- Watendlath -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 23.9.2009
photograph

Watendlath Tarn -- Watendlath -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 23.9.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 70 6)

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:- Watendlath Tarn
lake
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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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outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Outline.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 61:-
...
[Watendlath] ... The bridge is worthy of notice, and crosses the stream at its outlet from the lake or tarn, which is large and circular, fringed with trees and guarded by rocky heights. The stream that enters it, flows from Blea Tarn, ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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:-
... Watendleth Tarn, which covers about a dozen acres; but nearly destitute of fish of any kind: yet, on account of its romantic scenery, the valley of Watendleth is still worthy of being visited. It is the stream from these tarns [Watendlath Tarn and Blea Tarn] which, after running two miles further along a narrow valley, forms the famed cataract of Lowdore. ...
...
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Page 124:-
... just beyond which [Watendleth] the tarn is placed, amidst a small area of green meadows, surrounded by wild and uncultivated hills. ...

placename:- Watendleth Tarn
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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lake

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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Watondlith Tarn
outline with form lines; lake

placename:- Watondlith Tarn
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

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.
date:- 1833
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- Heywood 1906

Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity, in the Penny Guide Books series, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
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Print, halftone, Watendlath Tarn, Borrowdale, Cumberland, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
In a Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity in the Penny Guide Books series.
printed at bottom:-
Photo by / WATENDLATH TARN. / Abel Heywood & Son.

placename:- Watendlath Tarn
date:- 1906
period:- 1900s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Watendlath Tarn -- Watendlath -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 17.2.2007

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