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Blea Tarn, Borrowdale
runs into:-    Bleatarn Gill

Blea Tarn
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   tarn
coordinates:-   NY29151408 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY2914
10Km square:-   NY21
altitude:-   1562 feet
altitude:-   476m

BRP68.jpg (taken 23.9.2009)  
BRP69.jpg  Bleatarn Gill in the foreground; Standing Crags behind.
(taken 23.9.2009)  

evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
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) 
item:-  fishingtrout
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 37:-  "A second Blea Tarn, containing excellent trout, is situated on the heathy mountain between Wythburn and Borrowdale. After a course of nearly two miles, the water is received by Watendleth Tarn, ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Blea Tarn
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.
"Blea Tarn"
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   outline view:- Jenkinson 1875
placename:-  Blea Tarn
source data:-   Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Helvellyn, Westmorland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
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"... Blea Tarn ..."
item:-  JandMN : 28.5
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