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placename:- Nunnery Fall
site name:- Croglin Water
site name:- Nunnery Walks
locality:- Nunnery
parish Ainstable parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
waterfall
coordinates:- NY531423
10Km square:- NY54

1Km square NY5342

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 179:-
WATERFALLS.

placename:- Nunnery fall
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 78, footnote:-
There is a cascade at Nunnery, near Kirkoswald, in Cumberland, much in the same style as this [waterfall at Rydal]. The accompaniments are as beautiful, the bason larger, and the perpendicular fall 18 feet. But it is only one of a series of romantic scenes which abound at Nunnery, and are equal if not superior in their kind to any we have found in our tour: nor can we forbear to recommend this interesting spot to the notice of every traveller of taste: it is situated about ten miles from Penrith, on the right of the road to Carlisle.
locality:- Nunnery
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old print:- Farington 1816

Set of prints, 43 engravings, The Lakes of Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland, drawings by Jospeph Farington, with text by Thomas Hartwell Horne, published by T Cadell, and W Davies, Strand, and by J M'Creery, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street, London, 1816.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, View at Nunnery in Cumberland, painted by J Farington, engraved by W Birch, published by William Birch, Hampstead Heath, London, 1789.
printed at bottom:-
VIEW at NUNNERY in CUMBERLAND, / Painted by J. Farington R A. & engraved by W. Birch, Enamel Painter. / Publish'd Octr. 1. 1789 by Wm. Birch, Hampstead Heath & sold by T. Thornton, Southampton Strt. Covt. Garden.
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late

descriptive text:- Farington 1816

Set of prints, 43 engravings, The Lakes of Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland, drawings by Jospeph Farington, with text by Thomas Hartwell Horne, published by T Cadell, and W Davies, Strand, and by J M'Creery, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street, London, 1816.
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Print, engraving, View at Nunnery, Ainstable, Cumberland now Cumbria, painted by J Farington, 1816, engraved by W Birch, mid 19th century.
This is presumably a new engraving of the scene, plate 34, in The Lakes of Lancashire, Westmorland and Cumberland, by T H Horne, published London, 1816; with descriptive text:-
Scene at Nunnery in Cumberland.
A FALL of sparkling water, sequestered among rocks and wood, has always had attractions sufficient to lead the curious traveller out of his road. But Mr. Farington seems to have discovered one in this private spot, not much known, yet deserving of the highest attention.
His easy pencil has remembered in the picture all that sweet repose, so engaging in these exhibitions of wild nature.
person:- artist : Farington, Joseph
date:- 1780=1799
period:- 18th century, late

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