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Cockshott Point, Windermere
Cockshott Point
site name:-   Windermere lake
civil parish:-   Windermere (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   headland
coordinates:-   SD39579643
1Km square:-   SD3996
10Km square:-   SD39

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 32 15) 
placename:-  Cockshot Point
source data:-   Maps, 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.

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  Cockshut Hill
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 WS21P087, button  goto source
Page 87:-  ".. Cockshut-hill is ... covered with a motley mixture of young wood; has an easy ascent to the top, and from it the lake appears in great beauty. ..."

On this headland Captain Edward Wakefield and Herbert Stanley developed seaplanes from about 1912. Their company carried out research into seaplane (Captain Wakfield was the first civilian to sign the Official Secrets Act), the results going to the Royal Navy. Their cover was the Lakes Flying Company which offered flying training at L60, and made seaplanes for sale at L800 to L1000.
Canon H D Rawnsley and Beatrix Potter objected to the flying. A Home Office enquiry found no reason to control the activity.

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