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Mardale Green, Shap Rural
Mardale Green
locality:-   Mardale
civil parish:-   Shap Rural (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   locality
coordinates:-   NY478117 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY4711
10Km square:-   NY41

BJT69.jpg  Signs of Mardale village, Haweswater about 10m low.
(taken 22.8.2005)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series
placename:-  Mardale Green
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:- Otley 1818
placename:-  Green
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:-  Mardale Green
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 28:-  "..."
"There is a public house at Mardale Green, about a mile above the head of the lake [Hawes Water], and two at Bampton Grange, a distance of two miles from its foot."
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Page 115:-  "Mardale Green, to which the road descends, is about 15 miles from Kendal, and the same from Penrith; it is bounded by the mountains Branstree, Harter Fell, and High Street. From the last of which a narrow ridge, called Long Stile, projects so far as to seclude it from the other parts of the valley; ... Here are two or three dwellings, one of which is a public-house; and the Dun Bull on Mardale Green will be no alarming or unwelcome object to the weary traveller."

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 138:-  "..."
"About one mile further from the head of the lake stands Mardale Chapel, which is under Shap; it is a wild solitary region, surrounded by lofty mountains and fells. Near this, in former days, there stood 'a simple cottage among rocks, woods, and solitary mountains; it bore on its varied roofs and numerous gable-ends the marks of former centuries; its owners had lived there in succession for many generations. A few paces took them to Mardale Chapel, their place of worship, and when they died, their long home was on their own premises. They were surrounded by woody knolls, and these knlls were surrounded by lofty moun-"
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Page 139:-  "[moun]tains. Most of these remain, and will remain. I only regret that the ancient cottage, with its accompaniments, is superseded by the modern house with its five windows in front. I should have preferred at Mardale Hill the ancient cottage with its antiquated windows, its lowly roof fringed with moss, and its chimneys smoking through the trees, as the abode of quiet and the home of solitude.' The change here so eloquently lamented has, unfortunately, too often been the case in numerous other instances, which the stranger will have been obliged to notice."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Mardale Green
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.
"Mardale Green"
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Mardale Green
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.
"Mardale Green"
blocks, settlement, and a cross, a church 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   old print:- Rose 1832-35
placename:-  Mardale Green
source data:-   Print, engraving, Mardale Green, Westmorland, by Thomas Allom, engraved by R Sands, 1834.
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item:-  JandMN : 66.49
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