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Gentleman's Magazine 1749 p.389


Storms, Cockermouth

Cockermouth, Cumberland, September 3.
IN the night between the 22d and 23d ult. in the midst of the most terrible lightning and thunder that ever was seen and heard; a large rock near the tops of the mountain was rent assunder; out of which came so great a deluge of water, and with such violence and rapidity, as carried all before it, such as solid stones of incredible weight, houses, barns, mills, &c. and even erased their very foundations, so that you cannot now tell where they stood; the mill stones are carried some hundred yards from the mill, and tossed upon the rubbish and sand, the quantity of which is so great that it has laid waste a great tract of arable and meadow land, which will for the future be for
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