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placename:- Waterhead Inn
locality:- Waterhead
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
inn
coordinates:- SD30999750
10Km square:- SD39
References Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

1Km square SD3097

photograph

Waterhead Inn -- Waterhead -- Coniston -- Cumbria / -- 30.3.2010

source:- OS County Series (Lan 4)

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.
Water Head Inn
at the road junction.

placename:- Water Head Inn
date:- 1851
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Waterhead Hotel, Coniston, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

advertisement:- 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.
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placename:- Waterhead Inn
person:- innkeeper : Atkinson, T
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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.
Plate, tipped in with an advertisement for the hotel:-
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Print, engraving, Waterhead Hotel, Coniston, by J Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
: printed: bottom, left, right, centre:: J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. London. / No.[209]. / Waterhead Hotel, Coniston.

placename:- Waterhead Hotel
person:- engraver : Harwood, J
person:- publisher : Garnett, John
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Waterhead Inn
block, building

placename:- Waterhead Inn
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

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

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 158:-
...
CONISTON WATER HEAD.- There is here a good inn, situated at the head of the lake, and backed by some magnificent fir-trees. Here the tourist may stop for the purpose of making the following trips, which amply repay the delay they require - vix., (1.) The ascent of the Old Man, and the continuation thence as far as the Chapel in Seathwaite, returning by Torver; (2.) The walk into Yewdale and Tilberthwaite; and (3.) The ride or walk round the lake itself. These excursions will be found described in this work.
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) -- probably 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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Page 12:-
...
The inn, at Waterhead, is pleasantly situated on the margin of the lake [Coniston Water], and furnishes parties with pleasure boats, a chaise, and a pair of post horses.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con) -- perhaps 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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The Inn

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

old advertisement:- Linton 1852

Guide book, A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, guide to the Lake District etc, by John Linton, published by Whittaker and Co, London, etc, 1852.
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Advertisement, ... for T Atkinson, Waterhead Inn, Coniston, ... Cumberland, published by Whittaker and Co, London, and by R Gibson and Son and by Callander and Dixon, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1852.
Advertisments p.11 in A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, by John Linton.

placename:- Waterhead Inn
person:- innkeeper : Atkinson, T
date:- 1852
period:- 19th century, late

old advertisement:- Atkinson 1847 (5th edn 1850)

Guide book, Handbook to the English Lakes, published by Thomas Atkinson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1847; published 1847-53.
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Advertisement for Thomas Atkinson at the Waterhead Inn, Coniston, Lancashire, 1850.
At the end of a Handbook to the English Lakes, 5th edn.

placename:- Waterhead Inn
person:- innkeeper : Atkinson, Thomas
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- 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.
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Print, engraving, Waterhead Hotel, Coniston, by J Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
Tipped in with an advertisement for the hotel, in A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau.
printed at bottom, left, right, centre:-
J. Harwood 26 Fenchurch St. London. / No.[209]. / Waterhead Hotel, Coniston.

placename:- Waterhead Hotel
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late

old trade card:- Trade Card Maps 1860s-90s

Trade cards of the late 19th century sometimes included a map, perhaps of an area around the hotel that issued the card. The same map might be found on more than one card, possibly with the hotel name overprinted.
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Trade card, folded, uncoloured engraving, advertising Sly's Waterhead Hotel, proprietor Joseph Sly, Consiton, Lancashire, ?printed by the Daily Post, Cable Street, Liverpool, about 1876.
The cover has a print of the hotel and a map; the reverse has descriptive text; there is a pasted in text about Lounging about Coniston Lake, by an invalid, 1876.
The map includes an area from Keswick to Bowness-on-Windermere, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, the Waterhead Hotel overprinted at the top of Coniston Lake; the same map has been found on other trade cards.
printed at print, bottom left, right, centre:-
DAILY POST / CABLE ST. L'POOL / SLY'S WATERHEAD HOTEL, CONISTON LAKE.
printed at reverse text:-
... JOSEPH SLY, PROPRIETOR.
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placename:- Waterhead Hotel
person:- innkeeper : Sly, Joseph
date:- 1876
period:- 19th century, late

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