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placename:- Wild Boar Fell
parish Mallerstang parish, once in Westmorland
parish Ravenstonedale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
hill; fell
Altitude 2323 feet
coordinates:- SD75799882
10Km square:- SD79

1Km square SD7598


Wild Boar Fell -- Mallerstang and Ravenstonedale -- Cumbria / -- 3.8.2009

Wild Boar Fell -- Mallerstang and Ravenstonedale -- Cumbria / -- 18.6.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 36 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:- Wild Boar Fell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old print:- Clarke 1787 -- probably relevant

Bearing from line Penrith Beacon to Helvellyn on topograph = -51 degrees;
bearing calculated from grid references = -84 degrees.
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.
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Wilber Fell

placename:- Wilber Fell
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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hill hachuring; hill or mountain

placename:- Wild Boar Fell
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Wildbore Fell
hill hachuring

placename:- Wildbore Fell
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
image SMP2SDU, button   goto source.
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Wildbore Fell

placename:- Wildbore Fell
county:- Yorkshire
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

descriptive text:- Defoe 1724-26

Travel book, Tour through England and Wales, by Daniel Defoe, published in parts, London, 1724-26.
... The River Eden, ... rises in this part out of the side of a monstrous high mountain, called Mowill Hill, or Wildbore Fell, which you please; ...

placename:- Mowill Hill
placename:- Wildbore Fell
date:- 1724=1726
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
image MD10SD79, button   goto source.
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placename:- Wildborefell
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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Wild Boar Fell
hill hachuring; mountain or hill

placename:- Wild Boar Fell
locality:- West Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

tiny photograph, 
button to large Wild Boar Fell -- Mallerstang and Ravenstonedale -- Cumbria / -- 18.6.2009 -- cairn
tiny photograph, 
button to large Wild Boar Fell -- Mallerstang and Ravenstonedale -- Cumbria / -- From Mallerstang. -- 9.8.2005

story The last wild boar in England is said to have been killed by Richard Musgrave of Kirkby Stephen on the fell, late 17th century. When his grave was opened in 1847 a boar's tusk was found lying on his body, which proves it, doesn't it?
Or in the 16th century, according to some.

button   Sand Tarn, Ravenstonedale
button   trig point, SD7579598827

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