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Wallthwaite, Wallthwaite
locality:-   Wallthwaite
civil parish:-   Matterdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   flood
coordinates:-   NY35392625
1Km square:-   NY3526
10Km square:-   NY32

BPC05.jpg (taken 22.4.2008)  
BPC06.jpg  Date stone:-
"IR 1720" (taken 22.4.2008)  

evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  Wallthwaite
item:-  storm, 1749rainflood, 1749
source data:-   Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, written and published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787; published 1787-93.
image CL13P057, button  goto source
Page 57:-  "This rivulet [Mosedale Beck] ... is remarkable for having been the scene of the most dreadful and destructive inundation ever remembered in this country, and of which may awful vestiges may to this hour be traced; this happened on the 22d of August 1749. ... Mr Mounsey of Wallthwaite says, that when he came down stairs in the morning, the first sight he saw was a gander belonging to one of his neighbours, and several planks and kitchen-utensils, which were floating about his lower apartments, the violence of the waters having forced open the doors on both sides of the house. ..."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Wallthwaite
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"WALLTHWAITE / / / MATTERDALE / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 74547 / NY3538826249"

BUC82.jpg  Roller, made by Stalker Bros, Penrith.
(taken 22.4.2008)  
BUC83.jpg  Roller, made by:-
"STALKER BROS PENRITH" (taken 22.4.2008)  

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