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site name:- Castle Head
locality:- Keswick
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
viewpoint; station
coordinates:- NY26972267
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2622

photograph

station, Castle Head -- Castle Head -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 24.8.2008
photograph

station, Castle Head -- Castle Head -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 24.8.2008 -- Topograph at the viewpoint.

old print:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

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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Print, engraving, outline view of mountains, Skiddaw and Saddleback ... as seen on entering Keswick from the South, drawn by Mr Binns, Halifax, engraved by Mr Jewitt, Headington, Oxfordshire, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland et al, 1849.
Opposite p.46 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.
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SKIDDAW, AND SADDLEBACK FORMERLY BLENCATHERA: - / AS SEEN ON ENTERING KESWICK FROM THE SOUTH. / WITH ANCIENT NAMES.
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The Dod / Hullock / Long Side / Carlside / Carsleddam (line 2) / Broad End, near the highest point / Skiddaw Man / Little Man / Howgill Tongue (line 2) / Jenkin Hill / Lonscale Fell / Latrigg / High Row Fell / Priest Man / Linthwaite Pike, Saddleback / Knot Aller / Scales Fell
Looking N; 90 degree view, NW to NE.
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early

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

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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Page 118:-
For an introduction to the beauties of Keswick vale, a good station will be found on Castlehead, which is a wooded rock rising, in the centre of the Derwentwater estate, to the height of 280 feet above the lake. From the Borrowdale road, at one third of a mile from the inn, a path turns off by which the hill is ascended: and from its summit the lake of Derwent is finely displayed, with its numerous bays and islands. Lord's Island, near the shore, was once the residence of the family
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of Derwentwater; the smaller island of Rampsholm lies beyond it; St. Herbert's Isle nearer the middle of the lake; and to the right Vicar's Isle, on which General Peachy has a house. The circumjacent mountains of Borrowdale and Newlands make a fine panorama. At the head of Borrowdale appears Great End Crag, beyond it a part of Scawfell with the highest of the Pikes. Looking through the vale of Newlands, Red Pike, distinguished by its colour, rises over Buttermere. To the eastward, Wanthwaite Crags, and Great Dod, form the end of the mountain range extending from Helvellyn. To the north Skiddaw rises finely, and Saddleback may be seen over the trees. Crosthwaite Church is a good object in the vale, and over the rising ground beyond Bassenthwaite Lake, the mountain Crif Fell in Scotland shews his head. This may be thought too elevated a station for the eye of a painter; but as a general view of the lake, the town, and the valley, it is excellent. Some of the lower stations formerly recommended are rendered less inviting by the too great profusion of wood upon the shores of the lake, and upon its islands; but this rock will always remain sufficiently prominent for a prospect; and its substance offers a study for the geologist.

placename:- Castlehead
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old print:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

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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Print, woodcut outline view, Skiddaw and Saddleback, by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1830.
Printed on p.49 of A Concise Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 5th edition, 1834.
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SKIDDAW AND SADDLEBACK (FORMERLY BLENCATHERA); / As seen on entering Keswick from the South: / With ancient names.
printed at bottom:-
The Dod / Hullock / Long Side / Carlside / Carsleddam / Broad End, near the highest point / Skiddaw Man / Little Man / Howgill Tongue / Jenkin Hill / Lonscale Fell / Latrigg / High Row Fell / Priest Man / Linthwaite Pike, Saddleback / Knot Aller / Scales Fell
date:- 1830
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Otley 1823 (4th edn 1830)

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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Print, engraving, Outline View of Skiddaw, and Saddleback, as seen on approaching Keswick from the South, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland et al, 1830.
p.47 in A Concise Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 4th edition, 1830.
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Outline View of Skiddaw, and Saddleback (formerly Blencathera) As seen on approaching Keswick from the South: With names prior to the inclosure of the Commons in 1810.
printed at bottom:-
The Dod / Ullock / Long Side / Carleside / Carsleddam / Broad End / Skiddaw Man / Little Man / Jenkin Hill / Lonscale Fell / Latrigg / High Row Fell / Little Fell / Priest Man / Linthwaite Pike / Knot Aller / Threlkeld Hall Fell
date:- 1830
period:- 19th century, early

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