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Sandwick Beck
runs into:-    Ullswater

locality:-   Sandwick
civil parish:-   Martindale (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   river
1Km square:-   NY4219
10Km square:-   NY41

BZZ45.jpg (taken 27.2.2014)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 12 4) 
placename:-  Sandwick Beck
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:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland Divided into their Respective Wards, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin et al, published by T Bowles, Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, London, 1760.
wiggly line, into Ullswater 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
item:-  fish, Sandwick Beck
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 CL13P028, button  goto source
Page 28:-  "... The rivulet here alluded to is Sandwich Beck, and the story is as follows:"
"One Thomas Clarke of How-Town, in his youth, (when he was apprentice to a weaver,) got leave to go, in company with another young man, to Patterdale Fair: in their road they amused themselves with fishing; when observing that it was spawning-time, (as Patterdale Fair is held the first Monday after Old Michaelmas,) they took it into their heads to try if they could supply Sandwich Beck, above the Force or Fall, with fish, there being none there at that time. Accordingly they carried six fish, three males and as many females, in a pail of water to the place proposed, and put them in the spot they thought likeliest for their preservation."
"Next year they visited the brook, when they saw some of the original stock, and many more of a smaller size, from three to four inches long. In about four years anglers resorted to the place, and caught numbers of fine fish, about half a pound weight. The brook has since been much frequented, and continues to this day well supplied: but it is remarkable, though many years have now elapsed since fish were caught there, none have ever been taken exceeding half a pound."

NY42371965 bridge, Sandwick (Martindale)
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