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placename:- Castle Head
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
hill
Altitude 531 feet; 162m
coordinates:- NY269227
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2622

old print:- Heaton Cooper 1905 (edn 1908)

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Print, colour halftone, Derwentwater, from Castle Head, a bright morning, Keswick, Cumberland, from a watercolour painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 2nd edn 1908.
Opposite p.138 of The English Lakes, painted by Alfred Heaton Cooper, described by William T Palmer.
printed at tissue opposite the print:-
DERWENTWATER, FROM CASTLE HEAD / A bright morning
printed at signed lower right:-
[A HEATON COOPER]

placename:- Castle Head
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

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 74:-
... The uppermost thought at all points about the foot of the lake [Derwent Water] is of the Derwentwater family. They had once a castle on the hill called Castlehead, where they built upon the site of a Druidical circle. This hill should be visited for the view. ...

placename:- Castlehead
castle; stone circle
person:- : Derwentwater Family
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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Castlehead
hill hachuring

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

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 59:-
...
CASTLEHEAD AND WALLOW CRAG.
There is a beautiful and entertaining walk to the summit of these, which is gained by proceeding
Page 59:-
a short distance on the Borrowdale road, and then turning up the woods to the left. At the commencement is a superb view of Keswick, the church, and Bassenthwaite. On the top are benches, where you may rest, and look over the soft bosom of the lake full into the gorge of Borrowdale, which is the grandest aspect. To the north is Bassenthwaite Water and the stately Skiddaw.

placename:- Castlehead
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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Page 118:-
... Castlehead, which is a wooded rock rising, in the centre of the Derwentwater estate, to the height of 280 feet above the lake. ...

placename:- Castlehead
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old text:- Gilpin 1786

Guide book, Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772, on Several Parts of England, Particularly the Mountains, and Lakes of Cumberland Westmoreland, by Rev William Gilpin, 1772-74; published 1786-1808.
vol.1 p.187
Detached from this continent of precipice, if I may so speak, stands a rocky hill, known by the name of Castellet. Under the beetling brow of this natural ruin we passed; and as we viewed it upwards from it's base, it seemed a fabric of such grandeur, that alone it was sufficient to give dignity to any scene. We were desired to take particular notice of it for a reason, which shall afterwards be mentioned.
...
vol.1 p.190
As we approached the head of the lake, we were desired to turn round, and take a view of Castellet, that rocky hill, which had appeared so enormous, as we stood under it. It had now shrunk into nothing in the midst of that scene of greatness, which surrounded it. I mention the circumstance, as in these wild countries, comparison is the only scale used in the mensuration of mountains: at least it was the only scale, to which we were ever referred. In countries graced by a single mountain, the inhabitants may be very accurate in their investigation of it's height. ...

placename:- Castellet
date:- 1786
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map -- perhaps relevant

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.
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placename:- Castlehill
building/s
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

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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Castle Hill / formerly Ld. Derwentwater's

placename:- Castle Hill
hill
person:- : Derwentwater, Lord
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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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 203:-
Oct. 3. [at Keswick] A heavenly day; rose at seven, and walked out under the conduct of my landlord to Borrowdale; ... Left Cockshut (which we formerly mounted) and Castle-hill, a loftier and more rugged hill behind me, ...
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Page 208:-
[from Fawe Park] ... in front rises Wallow-crag and Castle-hill, the town, the road to Penrith, Skiddaw, and Saddleback. ...

placename:- Castle Hill
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old print:- Black 1856 (23rd edn 1900)

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, Skiddaw and Derwent Water - Mountains as seen at Lodore Hotel, and Mountains as seen at the Third Gate on Ascending Latrigg on the Way to Skiddaw, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... 12 Castlehead ... 4 Castlehead ...

placename:- Castlehead
date:- 1900
period:- 1900s

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:- Castle Hill
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Tattersall 1836

Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, engraving, Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lakes, from the road to Watenflath, Cumberland, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
The print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Tipped in opposite p.77 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
DERWENTWATER and BASSENTHWAITE LAKES, / from the road to Watendlath.
printed at bottom left to right:-
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.

placename:- Castle Hill
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Baddeley 1930s

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Print, lithograph, Panorama from Castle Head, Keswick, engraved by John Bartholomew and Co, Edinburgh, published by Ward, Lock and Co, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, London, 1930s.
date:- 1937=1940
period:- 1930s

outline view:- Red Guide 1892

Guide book, Guide to the English Lakes, published by Ward, Lock, Bowden, and Co, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, London etc, 1892.
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Print, engraving, pair of outline views, Mountains as seen from Castlehead, Keswick, and Mountains as seen from the West Side of Grange in Borrowdale looking west, published by Ward, Lock and Co, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, London, etc, 1892.
1 Wallow Crag 2 Falcon Crag 3 The Knotts 4 Glaramara / Brund (below) 5 Great End / Castle Crag (below) 6 Scawfell Pike 7 Scawfell 8 Gate Crag 9 Gold Scalp 10 Catbell 11 Robinson 12 High Stile 13 Red Pike 14 Knott Rigg 15 Rawling End 16 Knott Pike 17 Causey Pike
On p.150 in the Red Guide guide book, Guide to the English Lakes.
date:- 1892
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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:- Castle Hill
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

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 at Lowdore Inn, and Mountains as seen at the Third Gate on Ascending Latrigg on the Way to Skiddaw, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... 12 Castlehead ... 4 Castlehead ...

placename:- Castlehead
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

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