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Clawthorpe Fell, Holme
Clawthorpe Fell
civil parish:-   Holme (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   hill
locality type:-   fell
coordinates:-   SD53827841 (etc) 
1Km square:-   SD5378
10Km square:-   SD57

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  Claythrop Clints
placename:-  Curwenwood Kins
item:-  limestonebelladonnaSolanum lethaledeadly nightshade
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P188, button  goto source
Page 188, footnote:-  "... On the edge of the mountain, about a mile and a half to the north of this town [Burton-in-Kendal], is a natural curiosity, called Claythrop-clints, or Curwenwood-kins, which many tourists would probably like to see. It consists of a large plain of naked limestone-rock, a little inclined to the horizon, which has evidently once been one continued calcarious mass, in a state of softness like that of mud at the bottom of a pond. It is now deeply rent with a number of fissures, of 6, 8, or 10 inches wide, just in the form of those which take place in clay or mud that is dried in the sun. It also exhibits such channels in its surface, as can only be accounted for by supposing them formed by the ebbing of copious waters, (probably those of the deluge) before the matter was become hard. It is five or six hundred yards in length, and about two hundred in breadth. There are several other limestone plains of the same kind in the neighbourhood, but this is the most remarkable and extensive."
"In the crevices of the rock, the botanist may meet with the belladonna, or solanum lethale (the deadly nightshade) and some other curious plants."

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