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Goosewell Farm, St John's Castlerigg etc
Goosewell Farm
civil parish:-   St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY29452377
1Km square:-   NY2923
10Km square:-   NY22

BYI89.jpg (taken 21.5.2013)  
BYI90.jpg  Geese guarding the gate.
(taken 21.5.2013)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 64 3) 
placename:-  Goose Well
source data:-   Maps, 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.

evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Goose Well
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
"Goose Well"
block or blocks, labelled in lowercase; a hamlet or just a house 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  Coosewell
source data:-   Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, written and published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787; published 1787-93.
image CL13P061, button  goto source
Page 61:-  "..."
"Now ascend the hill to Coose-well; the road is bad, but the prospect is truly beautiful, and exhibits such a mixture of the romantic, with plenty and cultivation, as perhaps the whole island can hardly parallel. We have a beautiful view of St John's Vale on the South, and all round there is endless variety of objects: beautiful meadows intersected with large, pellucid streams of water; cottages built with the utmost neatness, every one being covered with white slate, and the window and door-frames made of red free-stone, and the walls limed over and white-washed; which, though it may hurt the eye of a professed connoisseur, always gives an idea of cleanliness."

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