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Red Bank, Grasmere
Red Bank
locality:-   Loughrigg (?) 
locality:-   Grasmere
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   hill (?) 
coordinates:-   NY339058
1Km square:-   NY3305
10Km square:-   NY30

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
placename:-  Dearbought Hill
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.
Page 14:-  "... Mr. West chose his station on Dearbought hill, ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Red Bank
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.
"Red Bank"
stretch of road 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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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.
image MNU1P050, button  goto source
Page 50:-  "... and plunge down Red Bank, which has the characteristics of a Norwegian road. At the cistern at the bottom, the stranger enters his car, and passes farm houses between him and the lake, and villas on the rocky and wooded bank on the left; ..."

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