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placename:- Water Head Pier
site name:- Coniston Water
locality:- Water Head
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
boat house; landing stage; slipway
coordinates:- SD31009718
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3197


Water Head Pier -- Coniston Water -- Water Head -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- 28.4.2006

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, steam yacht Gondola, and cattle at Water Head Pier, Coniston Water, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con) -- presumably relevant

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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Slate Key
?jetty marked on lake
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) -- perhaps 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 53:-
... The eastern shore is not less bold and embayed [1].
[1] The slate brought down from the mountains is laid up here, till put on board boats that transport it to Water-foot.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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