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inn, Ulpha
locality:-   Ulpha
civil parish:-   Ulpha (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   inn (gone) 
1Km square:-   SD1993
10Km square:-   SD19
references:-   Martineau 1855

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series
placename:-  Plough
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:- 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.
block, building 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
item:-  LatinGreekeducation
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 MNU1P108, button  goto source
Page 108:-  "... Ulpha Kirk is a mere hamlet; but there is a little inn at which the horses can rest ..."
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Page 109:-  "... Odd sprinklings of learning are found in these by-places, as in Scotland. Some students staying at this same little inn, and wanting to settle their account, wrote a note in Latin to the landlord, asking for the bill, and sent it by the girl who waited. Mr. Gunson, the landlord, (from whom the present landlord is descended) immediately sent in the bill in Greek. It was too much for the students, who where obliged to ask to have it in English. There was a "heigh larned" woman, not far from hence, who married a farmer on the moor. When every body was lamenting the hard times, she declared that, for her part, she should be contented if she could obtain food and raiment; whereupon her husband rebuked her presumption. "Thoo fule," said he: "thoo dusn't think thoo'st to hev mare than other folk. I'se content wi' meeat and claes.""

Harriet Martineau's tale of the inn account has other versions, set in Whicham and in Eskdale. The bill is said to have been presented in Latin, Greek and Hebrew.

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