Clarke's Survey of the Lakes, 1787
The contents of each chapter are listed at the start of each book of the whole volume. This summary is not part of James Clarke's book:-
CONTENTS OF BOOK FIRST.
Harts-horn Tree,- Countess's Pillar,- Brougham Castle,- the Hospital,- View of Carleton Hall,- Brougham Hall,- Lowther Bridge,- Clifton,- Ancient customary service at Clifton,- the Battle of Clifton-Moor,- the Village of Lowther,- the Lowther Family,- Arthur's Round Table,- General Sketch of Westmoreland,- Mayburgh.
Emont Bridge,- Carleton-Hall,- Carleton Family,- Sir Thomas Carleton's Expedition into Scotland,- Meal-Cross.
The Public Buildings,- The Antiquities in the Church-Yard,- The Giant's Grave,- The Castle,- The Beacon.
An Old Cairn,- Dalemain,- Dacre Castle,- Hutton John,- Powley,- Dunmallard,- Benedictine Monastery,- Carthanic,- Water-Millock,- Astonishing Echoes,- Old Church,- Gowbarrow,- Strange Anecdote of a Clergyman,- Kailpot Cragg, Hallin-Hagg,- Lyulph's Tower,- Airey Force,- Customs of the Tenure of Airey,- General Hunting for the Destruction of Vermin,- Householm,- Glencoyn,- Helveylyn,- Journey to Helveylyn,- Patterdale, - Martindale,- How-Town,- Swarth-Beck,- Cataracts,- Different Species of Fish, and Manner of fishing,- Powley,- Bower Bank,- Barton School,- Barton Church,- Thorp, Tirril, and Stockbridge,- Yanwath,- Dudley Deal,- High-Street,- Dixon's Fall,- General Account.
CONTENTS OF BOOK SECOND.
Stainton,- Remarkable Family,- Old Sepulchral Remains,- Singular Antique,- Sketch of the History of the Knights Templars,- View of Greystock Castle,- Account of the Noble Family of Howard,- Penruddock,- Motherby,- Roman Antiquities,- Head of the River Petterel,- Stone-Carron,- Ancient Diversions,- Specimen of the Language,- Mell-Fell,- Funeral Customs,- Strange Phoenomenon,- Terrible Inundation,- Saddleback-Fell,- Threlkeld,- An Eccentric Clergyman,- Druids Temple,- Castles,- River Greata,- Remains of Buildings on the Banks of the River.
Keswick,- Lake,- Lord's Island,- Pocklington's Island,- Lodore,- Water-Fall,- Eve's Cragg,- Regatta,- Poetical Descriptions of the Regatta,- other Curiosities in the Neighbourhood of the Lake,- Dr. Brownriggs,- Sentiments of different Authors.
Bowder Stone,- Pass into Borrowdale,- Lodore Houses,- Parishes,- Great Simplicity of the Inhabitants,- Black Lead Mines,- Salt-Spaw,- Road to Buttermere,- Parish of Buttermere,- Criticisms on the Picturesque Beauties of it,- Return.
CONTENTS OF BOOK THIRD.
ROAD TO BASSENTHWAITE.
Portingsgill,- Ullock,- Brathwaite Charities,- Brathwaite Brow,- Thornthwaite,- Height of the two Mountains Helveylyn and Skiddow,- Lead-Mines,- Wood-end,- Wythop,- Ouzebridge.
Broad-Water, or Bassenthwaite-Water,- Manor,- Fisheries,- Annotations on Mr Gray's Journal,- Bassenthwaite Village and Chapel,- Under-Skiddow, or Brundum,- Herdwick Sheep,- Anecdote of a Physician,- Return to Keswick,- Further on Keswick,- Journey to the top of Skiddow.
CONTENTS OF BOOK FOURTH.
BETWEEN KESWICK AND AMBLESIDE.
Castrigg, observations on - Castles of Cumberland - Some artificials of earth mistaken for forts, which were only the butts of archers - Account of the famous Cumbrian Archers - St John's Chapel - Customs there - Cambden's account of the adjacent mountains - Effects of the water-spout of 1749.
Dale-head-hall - The Leathes Family - Thyrillmere, or Leathes-water - Clarke's leap - Wythburn, its customs - Dunmail-rays - Remarks on the county of Cumberland at leaving it.
Entry into Westmoreland - Grassmere - Mr Gray's description - Manor and Customs - Distressing effects of the horse-tax - Anecdote of two clergymen and a quaker - Custom of rushbearing - Strange story in consequence of a custom.
Rydale - unnoticed by Mr Gray - Account of it - Manor of Rydale - Family of the Flemings - Causeway made by a clergyman and his scholars - Arrival at Ambleside.
CONTENTS OF BOOK FIFTH.
Ambleside,- Amboglana here the Roman Station,- Grant of a Market by James II,- Inhabitants and Trade,- Donations and School.
Of Winandermere Lake,- Crowgarth, the Skulls there, &c.- Hogarth, family of,- Remarkable Strong Man,- The Curwen Family,- Large Island, with Pennant's account of it,- Bowness, village of,- Carrier arms in the Church window,- Mrs Young's Description of the Lake,- Fish and Fisheries,- Return to Ambleside by Slape Cragg.
Road to Hawks-head,- Town of,- Account of several small Lakes,- Aske's Rebellion,- Proclamation at Hawks-head,- Grathwaite, Gentlemens Seats there,- Stott Park,- Newby Bridge,- Return to Ambleside by land,- or to Penrith.