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High Close, Loughrigg
High Close
Loughrigg Youth Hostel
YHA Loughrigg
locality:-   Red Bank
locality:-   Loughrigg
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   youth hostel
coordinates:-   NY33840527
1Km square:-   NY3305
10Km square:-   NY30

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 26 5) 
placename:-  High Close
placename:-  Close, High
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 drawing:- Green 1790s-1820s (1810) 
placename:-  High Close
source data:-   Drawing, pencil, Loughrigg Tarn and Windermere from High Close, Westmorland, by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 28 September 1810.
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ms, pencil at lower left, right:-  "Sep 28 1810 / Loughrigg Tarn and Windermere from High Close"
item:-  Dove Cottage : B46
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evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
placename:-  High Close
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
item:-  viewpoint
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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Page 104:-  "... Near the farm-house called High Close, there is a fine view over Loughrigg Tarn, with Windermere in the distance; ..."

evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
source data:-   Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-76.
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Page 47:-  "... the stranger must diverge from his road to visit High Close, and see the view which is re-"
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Page 48:-  "[re]puted the finest in Westmorland. He may leave his car where the road to High Close ascends to the left, and walk to the farm-house at the top. As there are probably lodgers, he had better not present himself at the garden door, but go on to the farmyard gate, pass through the yard to the field, and walk along the brow till he reaches the grey stone bench. There he is! overlooking "the finest view in Westmorland." ..."
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Page 49:-  "... It is a singular prospect, at once noble and lovely; and the comfortable lodgings at High Close farm are in request accordingly."

person:-   society
 : Youth Hostels Association
date:-   1978

: 1978 (8th edn): Youth Hostels in Lakeland: Youth Hostels Association|

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