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placename:- Royal Oak
locality:- Rosthwaite
parish Borrowdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
inn
coordinates:- NY25861486
10Km square:- NY21

1Km square NY2514

photograph

Royal Oak -- Rosthwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- 4.4.2007
photograph

Royal Oak -- Rosthwaite -- Borrowdale -- Cumbria / -- Innsign. -- 18.9.2011

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Royal Oak, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 77:-
[coming from Watendlath] ... beneath lies Rosthwaite, with the brattling stream behind, which must be crossed by stepping-stones to reach the little inn. ... Simpson's inn, ...
...
Page 145:-
... At the top of the Stake, the guide (who may be had from the inn at Rosthwaite) will point out the great summits, ...
person:- innkeeper : Simpson, Mr
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 68:-
... At Rosthwaite, the principal hamlet, is a small inn. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) -- possibly relevant

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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... at Rosthwaite, is a small public-house. ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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