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placename:- Bleaberry Tarn
parish Buttermere parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
lake
coordinates:- NY165154
10Km square:- NY11

1Km square NY1615

photograph

Bleaberry Tarn -- Buttermere -- Cumbria / -- 17.8.2011
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Bleaberry Tarn -- Buttermere -- Cumbria / -- 1.11.2011

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 133:-
... Sourmilk Ghyll ... issues from Bleaberry, or Burtness Tarn, on the side of Red Pike. ...

placename:- Bleaberry Tarn
other name:- Burtness Tarn
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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Bleaberry T.
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn

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

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

(The comb between the 1st and 2nd is BUrtness Combe.)
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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Page 39:-
[Burt]ness Tarn, or Bleaberry Tarn, lies of the south-west side of Buttermere, in a recess between High Stile and Red Pike; its stream forms the cataract called Sour-milk gill. ...
...
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Page 126:-
... three adjoining summits are called High-crag, High-stile, and Red-pike. ... between the second and third lies Burtness Tarn.

placename:- Burtness Tarn
other name:- Bleaberry Tarn
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (But/Cru/Low)

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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Blebba Tarn
Drawn detached from the river, indicating it is further off?

placename:- Blebba Tarn
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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Page 131:-
... large hollow craters scooped in their bosoms, once the seeming seats of raging liquid fire, though at present overflowing with the purest water, that foams down the craggy brows; ...
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Page 134:-
... Four spiral towering mountains, ... The more southern is, by the dalesmen, from its form, called Hay-rick; the more pyramidal High-crag; the third High-style; and the fourth, from its ferruginous colour, Red-pike. Between the second and third there is a large crater, that, from the parched colour of the conical mountains,
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Page 135:-
in whose bosom it is formed, appears to have been the focus of a volcano, in some distant period of time, when the cones were produced by explosion. At present it is the reservoir of water, that feeds the roaring cataract you see in the descent to Buttermere. Here all is barrenness, solitude, and silence, only interrupted by the murmurs of a rill, that runs unseen in the bottom of a deep dell. ...
volcano; caldera
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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outline with form lines
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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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Bleeby Tarn
outline with form lines; lake

placename:- Bleeby Tarn
date:- 1751
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd) -- probably relevant

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:- Jansson 1646 -- probably relevant

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) -- probably relevant

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, oversize
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579 -- perhaps relevant

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

old print:- Black 1856

Guide book, Black's Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Black, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, or Soho Square, London, 1856 to 1900s onwards.
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Print, lithograph, Outline Views, Buttermere - Mountains as seen from the Knots near the Hotel at Buttermere, and Mountains as seen at the Seat in Lanthwaite Wood, Scale Hill, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... 10 Bleaberry Tarn ... 11 Situation of Bleaberry Tarn ...

placename:- Bleaberry Tarn
date:- 1900
period:- 1900s

old print:- Black 1841 (3rd edn 1846)

Guide book, Black's Picturesque Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Blck, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, 1841 to 1888.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains as seen from The Knots near the Victoria at Buttermere, and Mountains as seen at the Seat in Lanthwaite Wood, Scale Hill, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... 10 Bleaberry Tarn ... 11 Situation of Bleaberry Tarn ...

placename:- Bleaberry Tarn
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
The tarn sits in a cirque, with what looks like another cirque above it.
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bleaberry Tarn -- Buttermere -- Cumbria / -- 17.8.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bleaberry Tarn -- Buttermere -- Cumbria / -- 16.4.2008
tiny photograph, 
button to large Bleaberry Tarn -- Buttermere -- Cumbria / -- Hills behind; High Stile, Chapel Crags, Red Pike. -- 1.11.2011

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