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Helm, Stainton
civil parish:-   Stainton (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Natland (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   hill
coordinates:-   SD53298916 (etc) 
1Km square:-   SD5389
10Km square:-   SD58
altitude:-   597 feet
altitude:-   182m

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 39 13) 
placename:-  Helme
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:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  Castle Steads
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P028, button  goto source
Page 28:-  "... [crossing Lancaster Sands] Castle-steads, a pyramidal hill, that rises above the station at Kendal, is now in sight. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Helm
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
hill hachuring 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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