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Muncaster Fell, Muncaster
Muncaster Fell
civil parish:-   Muncaster (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   hill
locality type:-   fell
coordinates:-   SD115982 (etc) 
1Km square:-   SD1198
10Km square:-   SD19

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 82 4) 
placename:-  Muncaster Fell
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:-  Moncaster Fell
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.
hill hachuring; a hill or mountain 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
item:-  geology
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.
image OT01P149, button  goto source
Page 149:-  "A variety of granite with reddish felspar, and which from a deficiency of mica, has sometimes been"
image OT01P151, button  goto source
Page 151:-  "called sienite, forms the two inferior mountain ridges, called Irton Fell and Muncaster Fell; ... It contains veins of red hematite and micaceous iron ore. ..."

evidence:-   outline view:- Linton 1852
placename:-  Muncaster Fell
source data:-   Print, engraving, outline views, Mountains as Seen from the Esk Viaduct, the Eskmeals Viaduct, and Mountains as Seen from the Viaduct near Drigg, the Irt Viaduct, Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway, Cumberland, engraved by W H Lizars, Edinburgh, published by Whittaker and Co, London, and by R Gibson and Son and by Callander and Dixon, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1852.
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Tipped in opposite p.86 of A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, by John Linton. 
item:-  Armitt Library : A1158.11
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The beacons of west Cumberland were on: Black Combe, Boothill, Moota Hill, Muncaster Fell, Skiddaw, St Bees Head, and Workington Hill. (Questionable information.)

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