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High Crag, Borrowdale (2)
High Crag
National Trust Crags
locality:-   Lodore
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   rocks
coordinates:-   NY26781911 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY2619
10Km square:-   NY21
references:-   OS County Series

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 64 14) 
placename:-  High Crag
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:-   probably descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  Lodore Banks
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 WS21P203, button  goto source
Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769 
Page 203:-  "Oct. 3. [from Keswick] to Borrowdale; ... ... entered Borrowdale: the crags named Lowdore-banks began now to impend terribly over the way, and more terribly when you hear that three years since an immense mass of rock tumbled at once from the brow, barred all access to the dale (for this is the only road) till they could work their way through it. Luckily no one was passing by at the time of this fall; but down the side of the mountain, and far into the lake, lie dispersed the huge fragments of this"
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Page 204:-  "ruin, in all shapes and in all directions: ..."

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