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placename:- Yewdale Beck
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
river
coordinates:- SD31039707
10Km square:- SD39

1Km square SD3197

photograph

Yewdale Beck -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- High up by the quarry. -- 3.9.2007
photograph

Yewdale Beck -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- Upstream from Shepherd's Bridge. -- 13.4.2006

old map:- OS County Series (Lan 1 12)

OS County Series (Lan 1 16)

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.
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:- Yewdale Beck
river
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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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Yew-dale Beck

placename:- Yewdale Beck
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) -- possibly 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.
image WS21P054, button   goto source.
Page 54:-
...
The feeder of this lake [Coniston Water], besides the Black-beck of Torver, is Coniston-beck. It decends (sic) from the mountains, or rather is precipitated, in a short course to the lake, which it enters on the western canton in a clear stream, concealed by its banks.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yewdale Beck -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- At Shepherd Bridge, -- SD30499781 (at) -- 15.10.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Yewdale Beck -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- 15.10.2013

hearsay Referred to as the River Amazon by Arthur Ransome.

button   Bannock Stone Bridge, Coniston
button   Shepherd Bridge, Coniston
button   Shepherd's Bridge, Yewdale
button   Tilberthwaite Gill, Coniston
button   Yewdale Bridge, Coniston

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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