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There was possible.
placename:- Lobwath
other name:- Lobbs Wath ?
locality:- Lobbs
site name:- Mosedale Beck
parish Matterdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
ford
coordinates:- NY35742482
10Km square:- NY32
References Clarke 1787

1Km square NY3524

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 65 2)

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.
A path suggests a crossing, and there is an unclear bridge. The area just north is shown scattered with rocks.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 57:-
This rivulet [Mosedale Beck] ... is remarkable for having been the scene of the most dreadful and destructive inundation ever remembered in this country, and of which may awful vestiges may to this hour be traced; this happened on the 22d of August 1749. ... The most dreadful vestiges of this inundation, or water-spout, are at a place called Lob-wath, a little above Wallthwaite: here thousands of prodigious stones are piled upon each other, to the height of eleven yards; many of these stones are upwards of 20 ton weight each, and are thrown together in such a manner as to be at once the object of curiosity and horror. Those who wish to see this place must turn in at a gate (marked in the Plan) which leads towards Wallthwaite, and is just before you arrive at the eleventh-mile post: it is necessary, however, to inform travellers, that they must proceed either on horseback or on foot to visit it, as a carriage will hardly be able to pass this road.

placename:- Lob Wath
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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