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road, Kendal to Kirkby Stephen
Kendal to Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Stephen to Kendal
locality:-   Kendal
civil parish:-   Kendal (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   road route
locality:-   Kirkby Stephen
civil parish:-   Kirkby Stephen (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   road
locality type:-   route
SummaryText:-   continued to Brough

route parts:-    Kendal to Tebay
 Tebay to Kirkby Stephen

route parts:-   alternative route 
 Kendal to Sedbergh
 Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen

evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
item:-  tolls
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1799 p.643  "... There are two routes to the lakes; one by the way of Lancaster, through Craven, which is beginning the Lakes at the western end; and the other lies through Brough and Appleby, which enters upon them by Penrith, at the Eastern extremity. Now, Kirby Stephen lies nearly in the middle of a most dreadful cross-road, of about 40 miles, which connects these two tracks to the Lakes, and runs along the South of Westmorland, almost forming the boundary between that county and Yorkshire. The bad state of this road, and the exorbitant demands for toll at all turnpikes, are of themselves sufficient evidence of its desolate and unfrequented state. It was my fortune to visit these Lakes with a friend last Summer, and we entered upon the tour at Penrith, and terminated it at Ambleside and Kendal. In returning, we determined to take the cross-road I have above described, and accordingly travelled from Kendal to Brough. ..."

evidence:-   gradient diagram:- Gall and Inglis 1890s-1900s (Roads) 
source data:-   Contour Road Book of England, Northern Division, by Harry R G Inglis, published by Gall and Inglis, 25 Paternoster Square, London and Edinburgh, 1898.
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Itinerary, with gradient diagram, route 192, Kendal to Appleby and route 193, Kendal to Kirkby Stephen, etc, Westmorland and Durham, 1898. 
item:-  JandMN : 763.20
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