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placename:- Water Head House
locality:- Water Head
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- SD31949829
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3198

old map:- OS County Series (Lan 4 4)

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.
Water Head House

placename:- Water Head House
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 145:-
... the house of Mr Knott, in a grove of tall wood near the high-end of it [Coniston Water], affords the artist several views, which are heightened by the white cottages in the neighbourhood; none, however, are very striking. ...
viewpoint; station
person:- : Knott, Mr
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Yates 1786

placename:- Water Head
person:- : Knott, Mr

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con)

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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Water head Mr. Knotts's and the Author's third Station
marked by a block for building/s

placename:- Water Head
person:- : Knott, Mr
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) -- probably relevant

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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Page 54, footnote:-
A little to the west [of Waterhead, Coniston], and at the north end of the lake, stands the house of Michael Knott, Esq. who has made many handsome improvements on his estate here, which, with contrasted with the native rudeness of the surrounding hills, have a pleasing effect.
person:- : Knott, Michael
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Grenwood 1824 (Lan)

Monk Coniston

placename:- Monk Coniston
date:- 1824
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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