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Watendlath Tarn, Watendlath
runs into:-    Watendlath Beck

Watendlath Tarn
locality:-   Watendlath
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   tarn
coordinates:-   NY27531613 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY2716
10Km square:-   NY21
altitude:-   863 feet
altitude:-   263m

BRP75.jpg (taken 23.9.2009)  
BRP76.jpg (taken 23.9.2009)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 70 6) 
placename:-  Watendlath Tarn
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:- Gents Mag 1751
placename:-  Watondlith Tarn
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Black Lead Mines in Cumberland, and area, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, by George Smith, published in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1751.
"Watondlith Tarn"
outline with form lines; lake 
item:-  JandMN : 114
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evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
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.
outline without form lines 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
placename:-  Watendleth Tarn
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.
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Page 37:-  "... Watendleth Tarn, which covers about a dozen acres; but nearly destitute of fish of any kind: yet, on account of its romantic scenery, the valley of Watendleth is still worthy of being visited. It is the stream from these tarns [Watendlath Tarn and Blea Tarn] which, after running two miles further along a narrow valley, forms the famed cataract of Lowdore. ..."
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Page 124:-  "... just beyond which [Watendleth] the tarn is placed, amidst a small area of green meadows, surrounded by wild and uncultivated hills. ..."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
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Page 61:-  "..."
"[Watendlath] ... The bridge is worthy of notice, and crosses the stream at its outlet from the lake or tarn, which is large and circular, fringed with trees and guarded by rocky heights. The stream that enters it, flows from Blea Tarn, ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
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.
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   old postcard:- 
placename:-  Watendlath Tarn
source data:-   Postcard, colour photograph, Watendlath, Borrowdale, Cumberland, published by J Arthur Dixon, Newport, Isle of Wight, about 1966.
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printed at rev:-  "Watendlath Hamlet and Tarn, Cumberland / The setting for Sir Hugh Walpole's "Judith Paris." ... / ... / Printed and Published by J. Arthur Dixon, Newport, I. W., England / ..."
item:-  JandMN : 975
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evidence:-   old print:- Heywood 1906
placename:-  Watendlath Tarn
source data:-   Print, halftone, Watendlath Tarn, Borrowdale, Cumberland, published by Abel Heywood and Son, 56-58 Oldham Street, Manchester, and by Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent and Co, Ave Maria Lane, Paternoster Row, London, 1906.
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In a Guide to Keswick and its Vicinity in the Penny Guide Books series. 
printed at bottom:-  "Photo by / WATENDLATH TARN. / Abel Heywood &Son."
item:-  JandMN : 348.14
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evidence:-   old print:- Rose 1832-35
source data:-   Print, engraving, Watendlath, and the Stream of Lowdore, Cumberland, by Thomas Allom, engraved by J Sands, 1833.
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"Watendlath and the Stream of Lowdore"
item:-  JandMN : 96.2
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