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Seatoller Fell, Buttermere
Seatoller Fell
locality:-   Seatoller
civil parish:-   Buttermere (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   hill
locality type:-   fell
coordinates:-   NY230134
1Km square:-   NY2313
10Km square:-   NY21

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 70 13) 
placename:-  Seatoller 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 text:- Miller 1847
placename:-  Seatollar Common
item:-  rain gaugerainfall
source data:-   Book, Report on the Fall of Rain in the Lake Districts of Cumberland and Westmoreland in 1846, by John Fletcher Miller, printed by G Irwin, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1847.
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Page 4:-  "Note. The Lake district Gauges are five inches in diameter; they are all of the same construction, and are elevated about eighteen inches above the surface. The funnel rims are of stout sheet brass, so that the apertures cannot readily lose their circular form. The Metres were all made by Bate of the Poultry, London. - The Rain is read off daily at 9 A.M."
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Page 8:- 
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"The Mountain Gauges are on pretty much the same construction as those in the vallies, but the receivers are much more capacious, being calculated to hold nearly 80 inches of Rain."
"The Gauges on Sca Fell, Gabel, and Seatollar, are on the extreme summits of these monntains; and the whole of the instruments are freely exposed to the action of wind and rain, from almost every point of the compass."
The Valley, 160 feet above the sea, has received 71.24
Stye Head, 1290 76.24
Seatollar, 1334 77.85
Sparkling Tarn, 1900 91.15
Great Gabel, 2925 64.69
Sca Fell, 3166 56.35

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