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placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
parish Bassenthwaite parish, once in Cumberland
parish Above Derwent parish, once in Cumberland
parish Wythop parish, once in Cumberland
parish Underskiddaw parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
lake
coordinates:- NY215298
10Km square:- NY22
10Km square:- NY23
place code:- Bas

1Km square NY2129

photograph

Bassenthwaite Lake -- Bassenthwaite and Above Derwent etc -- Cumbria / -- From Armathwaite Hall, on a dull day. -- 20.1.2006
photograph

Bassenthwaite Lake -- Bassenthwaite and Above Derwent etc -- Cumbria / -- From Barf. -- 13.6.2012

source:- OS County Series (Cmd 55)

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.
Lowest point of bed of lake 153 Feet above O.S. datum
elsewhere:-
Sur. of Water 223 0
coordinates:- NY212295
date:- 1867=1868
period:- 19th century, late; 1860s

old map (vignette):- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
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date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

old print:- Heaton Cooper 1905 (edn 1908)

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Print, colour halftone, Bassenthwaite Lake, a breezy morn, Bassenthwaite, Cumberland, from a watercolour painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 2nd edn 1908.
Opposite p.160 of The English Lakes, painted by Alfred Heaton Cooper, described by William T Palmer.
printed at tissue opposite the print:-
BASSENTHWAITE LAKE / A breezy morn
printed at signed lower right:-
[A HEATON COOPER]

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

old map:- Mill and Heawood 1895

Series of maps of the English Lakes, with soundings by Hugh Robert Mill and Edward Heawood, by Bartholomew, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, etc, 1895.
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placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1895
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

source:- Martineau 1855

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 1855-71.
Page 88:-
Bassenthwaite is perhaps the last of the lakes to be visited, unless it be Hawes Water. ... Bassenthwaite verges towards the flat country, which is not what the traveller came to visit. It is amusing to observe how the residents in the district become more sensible every year to the beauty of the merely undulating country through which the mountains sink into the plains: while strangers have hardly patience to look at it, in their eagerness to find themselves under the shadow of the great central fells. Bassenthwaite is one of the outermost lakes; and it is therefore no more cared for by the tourists in general than the foot of Coniston or Windermere. Still, considering that Skiddaw overshadows its eastern shore, it would seem worthy of some attention; and the drive of eighteen miles round it is, in truth, a very pleasant one.
This lake is larger than Derwent Water, being four miles in length and one mile in breadth. The distance
Page 89:-
from lake to lake is between three and four miles, a large proportion of which is apt to be flooded in winter; and occasionally the waters actually join, so as to present the appearance of a lake of ten miles long,- the length of Windermere. These floods are a serious drawback to the productiveness of the lake levels, and the health and comfort of the inhabitants.
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

source:- Martineau 1855

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 1855-71.
Page 180:-
A TABLE OF THE LENGTH, BREADTH, AND DEPTH OF THE LAKES.
No. : Names of Lakes. : Counties : Length in Miles. : Extreme breadth in Miles : Extreme depth in Feet : Height above the Sea
10 : Bassenthwaite Water : Cumberland : 4 : 1 : 68 : 210

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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BASSENTHWAITE WR.
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Wyld 1847

Map of the English Lake District, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, engraved by James Wyld, Charing Cross East, London, in Sylvan's Pictorial Handbook to the English Lakes, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, T Johnstone, Edinburgh, etc, 1847.
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printed at bottom:-
THIRLMERE, DERWENTWATER, / AND BASSENTHWAITE LAKES.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Bassenthwaite Wr.
Outline with from lines.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Bassenthwaite Wr.
Outline with form lines.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Bassenthwaite Wr.
Outline with from lines.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Bassenthwaite Wr.
Outline with form lines.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 85:-
...
BASSENTHWAITE WATER
Is four miles in length, and in some places almost one mile in breadth. Lying on the edge as it were of the mountain district, it is not viewed with the same interest as the others, being less in magnitude and inferior in beauty and grandeur. It has no islands. Its western side is bounded by the Wythop Woods and Lord's Seat, which approach close to the water's brink. Its eastern side is indented by several pretty bays and promontories, as Bradness and Scarness, which present excellent views, and rich cultivated grounds occupy the space between the margin of the lake and the lofty Skiddaw with
Page 86:-
his Dodd; on the south are the flats irrigated by the Derwent, its main feeder; and on the north are the beautiful park-grounds of Armathwaite Hall with Binsey behind. Pike and perch are its principal fish, and salmon pass through to deposit their spawn in the Derwent.
The road passing through the woods of Wythop, which are too thick and umbrageous, though affording here and there partial views of the lake and Skiddaw, we should recommend going round the foot of the lake, and passing by its eastern side to Keswick. The tourist must ascend the road as it rises up the hill, leading towards Ireby, and when immediately above the Haws village, he will have the whole vale below on the right hand, a scene of rich cultivation waving with the golden harvest, the lake stretching along, gleaming and flashing under the dark woods of Wythop; houses, hamlets, woods, and the far-spreading landscape, fading away in the blue mountains heaped together about the head of Derwent Water. This is a view for beauty, grandeur, and magnificence, which has not its superior. ...
Page 87:-
... Follow the higher road of the two, to Keswick, because its elevation gives a greater command over the details of the valley, and a peep of the lake. You come into the low road, where a branch leads off to the church, ... on the margin of the lake, not far from the promontories of Bradness and Scarness. On the direct road to Keswick, on the right, is Mirehouse, ... The upper end of Bassenthwaite has been said to bear some resemblance to the Lake of Como. ...
Page 177:-
A TABLE
OF THE LENGTH, BREADTH, &c. OF THE LAKES,
COLLECTED FROM DIFFERENT AUTHORITIES.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
other name:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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BASSENTHWAITE LAKE
Is of somewhat greater length than Derwent, but of less breadth, and without islands. Being further from the mountains, it is not viewed with the same interest as some other lakes. Its western side is rather too uniformly wooded, the eastern has a greater breadth of cultivation, on which side are some fine bays and promontories; but here the road recedes too far from the lake to exhibit it to advantage. However, tourists who have leisure for a ride or a drive of eighteen miles, round this lake, may obtain some pleasing views; especially from the foot of the lake, and from some points of Wythop woods. This lake is of less depth than Derwent: pike and perch are the principal fish; salmon pass through it, to deposit their spawn in the rivers Derwent and Greta, but are seldom met with in the lake.
...
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This being thought less interesting than most of the other lakes, is often reserved to the last; but some have remarked that it ought to be visited first, or before the imagination became too much elated by the more prominent features of the other lakes. ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Perrot 1823

Map, Cumberland, Westmoreland, scale about 38 miles to 1 inch, by Aristide Michel Perrot, engraved by Migneret, 1823, published by Etienne Ledoux, 9 Rue Guenegaud, Paris, France, 1824; published 1824-48.
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outline with form lines; lake
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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Bassenthwaite Water
outline, shaded; lake

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old print:- Fielding and Walton 1821 (plate 37)

Set of prints, Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, illustrated with hand coloured aquatints by Theodore Henry Fielding and John Walton, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
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Print, coloured aquatint, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumberland, drawn by Theodore H A Fielding, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
Tipped in opposite p.241 in A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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BASSENTHWAITE

placename:- Bassenthwaite
lake

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Bassenthwaite W.
outline with form lines; lake or tarn

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Bassenthwaite Water
outline with form lines; lake or tarn

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Housman 1800 map 3

Plan of Lancaster, scale about 5.5 inches to 1 mile, engraved by McIntyre, published by F Jollie, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1800.
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BASSENTHWAITE WATER

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
date:- 1800
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 182:-
...
Skiddaw ... rises gently 1100 yards perpendicular from the broadwater ...

placename:- Broadwater
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 95:-
...
THE Lake Broad-Water, commonly called Bassenthwaite-Water, is the property of the Earl of Egremont, both for fishing and navigation; for in the year 1772 the right to this Lake was tried at the Assizes holden at Carlisle, in a cause between the Earl of Egremont plaintiff; (or his trustees or agents, I cannot tell which, though I attended and drew the plans for the Earl's counsel, as the Earl then wanted four months of age, for he was born the 7th December 1751,) and Sir Gilfrid Lawson, Baronet, John Spedding, Esq; Thomas Storey, Esq; and others, the freeholders of Bassenthwaite, defendants, when the following issues were found for the Earl, viz.
That the said water called Broad-Water, and every part thereof, is the freehold of the Earl of Egremont.
That the Earl is seised of a separate fishery in the whole; except three draughts, viz. Ewes-Bridge, Stone-Wall, Eller-Stile, or Eller-Lake, wherein John Spedding, Esq; hath the free fishery in common with the said Earl; and as that owner of the fishery, he the said Earl and his tenants are intitled to the privilege of drawing and landing their nets used in the said fishery upon any of the grounds adjoining the Lake.
And that the earl is entitled to the sole navigation of the Lake, and hath liberty to land goods upon any of the grounds adjoining the Lake out of any boat or vessel navigating upon the Lake.
Those issues appeared to me to be a very great hardship upon the inhabitants, and very little to the advantage to the Earl, (who does not make twenty shillings a year of it:) many of them keep boats for pleasure, and navigating now and then a little wood, hay, straw, &c. and also went a fishing at pleasure. These were not the poorer sort, therefore could not be said to encourage idleness; as it is not worth building a boat for the sake of fishing only, here being no fish but pike and perch, and those when caught sell only for a penny a pound: yet a man, with one or two of his sons, and perhaps a visiting relation, could not go upon the Lake in an evening for

placename:- Broad Water
other name:- Bassenthwaite Water
person:- : Egremont, Earl of
person:- : Spedding, John
person:- : Lawson, Gilfrid, Sir
person:- : Storey, Thomas
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Bassenthwaite Lake)

The only suggestion we have for the expansion of D is Dub, in the sense of a pool, within the lake.
Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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Ousebridge D
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Stone Wall D.
Eller Lake or Eller Stile D

other name:- Ousebridge Dub
other name:- Stone Wall Dub
other name:- Eller Lake Dub
other name:- Eller Stile Dub
pool
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Bassenthwaite Lake)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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A MAP of BROADWATER, and its ENVIRONS. Surveyed by James Clarke. / Published Feby. 10th. 1787, by James Clarke, Penrith.

placename:- Broadwater
lake
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
BASSENTHWAITE WATER
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placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
lake
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Bas)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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An Accurate MAP of BROADWATER or BASSENTHWAITE LAKE ...
NB. The Author Surveyed this Lake in October 1784, after Six Weeks of Fair Weather vizt. at Low water.
Adorn'd with Giant Skiddow on the East, / The Towering Banks of Withope on the West; / The North displays much Cultivated Land; / The South the Vale of Keswick ever grand, / And winding Shoars with variegated Wood; / Compleat the Scene and Circumscribe the Flood.
Lat. 54[d]:367[m]N. Lon. 3[d]:18[m]W
Depth soundings are given:-
... the Figures upon the Lake are Fathoms.
and the current in the lake is indicated:-
NB. The 5 arrows point down the Lake, ...

placename:- Broadwater
other name:- Bassenthwaite Lake
lake
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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...
BASSENTHWAITE-WATER.
...
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Mr. Pennant says, '... this lake is a fine expanse of 4 miles in length, bounded on one side by high hills, wooded in many places to their bottoms; on the other side, by fields, and the skirts of Skiddaw. ...'
Mr. Gray ... '... a very beautiful view opens down to the lake, which is narrower and longer than that of Keswick, less broken into bays, and without islands; ...'
...
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A TABLE OF THE Height of Mountains and Lakes SEEN IN THIS TOUR, ... TAKEN FROM THE LEVEL OF THE SEA. ... by Mr. John Dalton.
Bassenthwaite-water ... 70 [yards]

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
Altitude 210 feet
person:- : Pennant, Thomas
person:- : Gray, Mr
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Smith 1751

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.
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BASSINWAITE WATER
outline with form lines; lake

placename:- Bassinwaite Water
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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outline with form lines

county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Outline with shore shading.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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outline with shaded shore; lake
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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outline, shore shaded; lake
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In miles 35 to 38, Cumberland.
Lake on the left of the road for 3 miles.
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Outline with shore shaded, dotted area.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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outline, shaded
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

source:- Keer 1605

Map, Westmorlandia et Comberlandia, ie Westmorland and Cumberland now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, probably by Pieter van den Keere, or Peter Keer, about 1605; published about 1605 to 1676.
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outline, shaded; lake
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Saxton 1579

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county:- Cumberlandia
lake
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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Broad W.
outline, shaded; lake

placename:- Broad Water
locality:- Allerdale above Derwent Ward
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

descriptive text:- Gents Mag (1751)

The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1914.
... the lake of Basingthwaite, which is about one mile wide and 5 miles long, and on the opposite side Widehope fells, with their impending woods, form a very pleasing and romantic appearance. ...

placename:- Basingthwaite Lake
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

illustration:- LNWR 1910

Guide book, The English Lakes, published by the London and North Western Railway, LNWR, about 1910.
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date:- 1910
period:- 1910s

old print:- Pearson 1900s

Guide book, Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
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Print, halftone photograph, The Head of Bassenthwaite Water, Bassenthwaite, Cumberland, published by C Arthur Pearson, Henrietta Street, London, 1900s.
On p.194 of Pearson's Gossipy Guide to the English Lakes and Neighbouring Districts.
printed at bottom:-
THE HEAD OF BASSENTHWAITE WATER. / (The hill in the background is Barf).

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old print:- Matthew 1866

Guide book, The English Lakes, Peaks and Passes, from Kendal to Keswick, by George King Matthew, published by J Richardson, Highgate, Kendal, Westmorland, 1866.
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Print, engraving, outline view, View from Watendlath Road of Derwent Water and Bassenthwaite, Cumberland, published by J Richardson, Highgate, Kendal, Westmorland, 1866.
Tipped in before p.1 of The English Lakes, Peaks and Passes, from Kendal to Keswick, by George King Matthew.
printed at bottom:-
VIEW FROM WATENDLATH ROAD OF / DERWENT WATER AND BASSENTHWAITE.
printed at caption to mountains:-
... Bassenthw[ ] Lake ...

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1866
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Gresham Publishing 1900s

Book, Our Beautiful Homeland, volume including The English Lakes, by George Benson, A G Bradley, and R Murray Gilchrist, illustrated by Ernest W Haslehurst, published by The Gresham Publishing Co, 66 Chandos Street, London, 1900s?
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Print, colour halftone, Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw, Cumberland, by Ernest W Haslehurst, published by The Gresham Publishing Co, 66 Chandos Street, London, 1900s?
Tipped in opposite p.36 of The English Lakes section of a volume of Our Beautiful Homeland.
printed at bottom:-
BASSENTHWAITE LAKE AND SKIDDAW
printed at lower left:-
E. W. HASLEHURST

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Bassenthwaite Water, Cumberland, by William Havell, 1800s-10s.
View of Bassenthwaite Water with large hills in background. One of a set of twenty views of the lake district executed by the artist on one sheet of paper.
at bottom:-
Bassenthwaite Water II 120

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
date:- 1800=1819
period:- 19th century, early

old drawing:-
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Drawing, Bassenthwaite Lake etc, Cumberland, by James Walker Bough, about 1850.
View south west showing trees and buildings in the foreground. Bassenthwaite lake in the centre with hills to the left, the far distant shore and beyond Keswick.
inscribed & signed at bottom, bottom right, top right:-
Bassenthwaite, J Bough brother S Bough, 40
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Sylvan 1847

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Print, engraving, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumberland, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
On p.179 of Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
BASSENTHWAITE LAKE.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Tattersall 1836 (version 1869)

Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, hand coloured, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lakes, from the road to Watendlath, Cumberland, drawn by George Tattersall, 1836, engraved by W F Topham, published by T J Allman, 463 Oxford Street, London, 1869.
Included in The Lakes of England, by W F Topham.
printed at bottom:-
DERWENTWATER and BASSENTHWAITE LAKES, / from the road to Watendlath.
printed at bottom:-
Swinside. / Lord's Seat. / Barff. / St. Herbert's I. / Bassenthwaite L. / Ramps I. / Vicar's I. / Lord's I. / Skiddaw Dodd. / Castle Hill. / Keswick. / Skiddaw. / Latrigg. / Falcon Crag.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1819

Guide book, 2 volumes, The Tourist's New Guide, by William Green, Ambleside, published by R Lough and Co, Chronicle Office, Finkle Street, Kendal, and others, 1819 and 1820.
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Print, aquatint, Bassenthwaite Water, Cumberland, by William Green, 1819, published by R Lough and Co, Chronicle Office, Finkle Street, Kendal, and others, 1820.
Tipped in opposite vol.2 p.120 of The Tourist's New Guide, by William Green.
printed at bottom right, centre:-
Vol.2, page 120, line 21. / BASSENTHWAITE WATER. / Published at Ambleside, Augt. 1. 1819, by Wm. Green.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
date:- 1819
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Jenkinson 1875

Guide book, A Practical Guide to the English Lake District, by Henry Irwin Jenkinson, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 4th edition 1875.
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Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Helvellyn, Westmorland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
... Bassenthwaite L. ...
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Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Skiddaw, Cumberland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
... Bassenthwaite Lake ...

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1875
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Pyne 1853

Set of prints, The English Lake District, or Lake Scenery of England, scenes painted by James Barker Pyne, lithographed by W Gauci, published by Thomas Agnew and Sons, Manchester, 1853; published 1853-70.
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Bassenthwaite Lake, Vale and Village
Drawn by James Barker Pyne, 1848-1853, lithographed by T Picken, 1859.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1848=1853
period:- 19th century, early; 19th century, late; 1840s; 1850s

old print:- Garnett 1850s-60s F

Set of prints, engravings, Views of the English Lakes or Views in the English Lake District, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s?
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumberland, engraved by William Banks and Son, Edinburgh, probably published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s?
Found with Views of the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
Drawn & Eng'd by W. Banks & Son, Edinr. / BASSENTHWAITE LAKE.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Harwood 1842

Set of prints, uncoloured engravings bound in a booklet, Harwood's Views of the Lakes, drawn by John and Frederick Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, about 1842.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Water, Cumberland, engraved and published by John Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, 1845.
Included in Harwoods Illustrations of the Lakes.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
London, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch Street. / No.597 June 1. 1845. / Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Water.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
date:- 1845
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Harwood 1842

Set of prints, uncoloured engravings bound in a booklet, Harwood's Views of the Lakes, drawn by John and Frederick Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, about 1842.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Water, Cumberland, engraved and published by John Harwood, 26 Fenchurch Street, London, 1845.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
London, J. Harwood, 26, Fenchurch Street. / No.597 June 1. 1845. / Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Water.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Water
date:- 1845
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.3 no.60)

Engravings - Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated; from drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, and H Gastineau, described by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate Street, London, 1832-35.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Bassenthwaite Lake Looking South, Cumberland, drawn by Thomas Allom, engraved by J Phelps, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1832-35.
vol.3 pl.60 in the set of prints, Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
T. Allom. / J. Phelps. / BASSENTHWAITE LAKE LOOKING SOUTH, CUMBERLAND.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1832=1835
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.3 no.29)

Engravings - Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated; from drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, and H Gastineau, described by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate Street, London, 1832-35.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lakes, Keswick and Skiddaw in the Distance, Cumberland, drawn by G Pickering, engraved by A le Petit, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1835.
vol.3 pl.29 in the set of prints, Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
. Pickering. / A. Le Petit. / DERWENT & BASSENTHWAITE LAKES,- KESWICK & SKIDDAW IN THE DISTANCE. / FISHER, SON & CO. LONDON, 1835.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1832=1835
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Housman 1800

Guide book, Descriptive Tour, and Guide to the Lakes, Caves, Mountains ..., by John Housman, published by F Jollie, Carlisle, Cumberland and C Law, Ave Maria Lane, London, 1800; published 1800-21.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Bassenthwaite Lake, from Armathwaite, drawn by IW, engraved by R Scott, published by F Jollie, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1800.
Taken from a guide book, A Descriptive Tour, and Guide to the Lakes, Caves and Mountains, by John Housman, 1800, 5th edn 1812.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
I.W. delint. / R. Scott sculpt. / Bassenthwaite Lake, from Armathwaite

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1800
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Nelson 1859

Guide book, in the Nelson's Handbooks for Tourists series, The English Lakes, published by T Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, London, 1859.
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Print, engraving, Bassenthwaite Lake and Skiddaw, drawn by Keeley Halswelle, Edinburgh, published by T Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, London, and Edinburgh and New York, United States, 1859.
Tipped in oppposite p.22 of a guide book, The English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
BASSENTHWAITE LAKE AND SKIDDAW.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1859
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, colour lithograph? Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumberland, perhaps published by John Walker and Co, Farringdon Street, London, late 19th century.
date:- 1880=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Distant View of Skiddaw, Cumberland, drawn by P Dewint, engraved by E Finden, published by Charles Tilt, 86 Fleet Street, London, 1830.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Drawn by P. Dewint. / Engraved by E. Finden. / Distant View of Skiddaw. / London. Published by Charles Tilt, 86, Fleet Street, June 1830.
date:- 1830
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lakes from the Road to Watendlath, Cumberland, published by Sherwood and Co, London, 1836?
The view is from just above Ashness Bridge. Objects in the view are identified by a caption at the bottom (unfortunately the print is pale, so some objects are unclear, and the caption seems to be a little misaligned) - Swinside, Lord's Seat, Barff, St. Herbert's I., Bassenthwaite L., Ramp's I., Vicar's I., Lord's I., Skiddaw Dodd, Castle Hill, Keswick, Skiddaw, Latrigg, Falcon Crag.
printed at bottom:-
DERWENTWATER and BASSENTHWAITE LAKES. / from the Road to Watendlath.

placename:- Bassenthwaite Lake
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
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button to large Bassenthwaite Lake -- Bassenthwaite and Above Derwent etc -- Cumbria / -- From the Whinlatter Pass road. -- 25.12.2005
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bassenthwaite Lake -- Bassenthwaite and Above Derwent etc -- Cumbria / -- From about Ullock Pike. -- 17.12.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bassenthwaite Lake -- Bassenthwaite and Above Derwent etc -- Cumbria / -- From Fell End.. -- 5.10.2010

hearsay Water horse racing was held at Ouse Bridge. Horses were taken out into the lake by barge, the first horse to swim ashore was the winner.

hearsay Alfred Lord Tennyson is said to have written his poem, Morte d'Arthur, while sitting by the lake, perhaps near St Bega's Church. In this Sir Bedivere throws Excalibur into a mere:-


button   Banks Point, Setmurthy
button   Bassenthwaite Lake: regatta 1780
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button   boat house, Bassenthwaite
button   Bowness Bay, Bassenthwaite
button   Bowness, Bassenthwaite
button   Broad Ness, Bassenthwaite
button   Church Bay, Bassenthwaite
button   Hursthole Point, Above Derwent
button   Redness Point, Underskiddaw
button   Scarness Bay, Bassenthwaite
button   station, Armathwaite Hall
button   station, Beck Wythop
button   station, Broadness
button   station, Castlerigg
button   station, Long Close
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button   station, Sandbeds Gill
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