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placename:- Coniston Water
parish Coniston parish, once in Lancashire
parish Blawith and Subberthwaite parish, once in Lancashire
parish Colton parish, once in Lancashire
parish Satterthwaite parish, once in Lancashire
parish Torver parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
lake
coordinates:- SD302943
10Km square:- SD39
10Km square:- SD29
place code:- Con

1Km square SD3094

photograph

Coniston Water -- Coniston and Blawith and Subberthwaite etc -- Cumbria / -- From the road side on High Hollin Bank. -- SD324983 (S) -- 28.4.2006
photograph

Coniston Water -- Coniston and Blawith and Subberthwaite etc -- Cumbria / -- From the head of the lake. -- 30.3.2010

old print:- Heaton Cooper 1905 (edn 1908)

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Print, colour halftone, Dawn, Coniston, Coniston Water, Lancashire, from a watercolour painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 2nd edn 1908.
Opposite p.60 of The English Lakes, painted by Alfred Heaton Cooper, described by William T Palmer.
printed at tissue opposite the print:-
DAWN, CONISTON

placename:- Coniston
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

old print:- Heaton Cooper 1905 (edn 1908)

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Print, colour halftone, Charcoal Burners, Coniston Lake, Coniston, Lancashire, from a watercolour painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 2nd edn 1908.
Opposite p.62 of The English Lakes, painted by Alfred Heaton Cooper, described by William T Palmer.
printed at tissue opposite the print:-
CHARCOAL-BURNERS, CONISTON LAKE

placename:- Coniston Lake
person:- charcoal burner
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

old print:- Heaton Cooper 1905 (edn 1908)

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Print, colour halftone, Brantwood, Coniston Lake, Char Fishing, Coniston, Lancashire, from a watercolour painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 2nd edn 1908.
Opposite p.64 of The English Lakes, painted by Alfred Heaton Cooper, described by William T Palmer.
printed at tissue opposite the print:-
BRANTWOOD, CONISTON LAKE: CHAR FISHING
printed at signed lower right:-
A HEATON COOPER

placename:- Coniston Lake
person:- fisherman
date:- 1905
period:- 1900s

old map:- Mill and Heawood 1895

Series of maps of the English Lakes, with soundings by Hugh Robert Mill and Edward Heawood, by Bartholomew, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, etc, 1895.
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placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1895
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old print:- Bemrose 1881

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Print, uncoloured, Head of Coniston Water, Lancashire, published by Bemrose and Sons, 23 Old Bailey, London and Derby, by A B Moss, Carlisle, Cumberland, and by T Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, about 1881.
Tipped in opposite p.41 of a Handy Guide to the English Lakes and Shap Spa.
printed at bottom:-
HEAD OF CONISTON WATER.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1881
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, view of Coniston Water, near Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Coniston Water, from near Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Coniston Water, from near Brantwood, Coniston, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Coniston Water, Coniston, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Coniston Water, from the Ambleside road, Coniston, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Coniston Water, Coniston, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
stamped at reverse:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Coniston Water, and Wetherlam, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Walton 1876

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Print, colour lithograph, The Old Man, Coniston, Lancashire, from a painting by Elijah Walton, published by W M Thompson, 20 Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, and Burlington Gallery, Piccadilly, London, 1876.
Plate 12 in English Lake Scenery, with a description by T G Bonney.
date:- 1876
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Walton 1876

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Print, colour lithograph, Coniston Lake, Sunset, Coniston, Lancashire, from a painting by Elijah Walton, published by W M Thompson, 20 Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, and Burlington Gallery, Piccadilly, London, 1876.
Plate 16 in English Lake Scenery, with a description by T G Bonney.

placename:- Coniston Lake
date:- 1876
period:- 19th century, late

old map:- Jenkinson 1875 map1

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placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1875
period:- 19th century, late; 1870s

guide book:- Barber 1873

Guide book, The Tourist's Picturesque Guide to Furness Abbey, the Vicinity, and Lakes Coniston and Windermere, by Henry Barber, published by The Graphotyping Co, 7 Garrick Street and Simpkin, Marshall and Co, Stationers' Hall Court, London, and by J Atkinson, King Street, Ulverston, Cumberland, 5th edn about 1873.
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CONISTON LAKE

placename:- Coniston Lake
date:- 1873
period:- 19th century, late; 1870s

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 26:-
...
The lake of Coniston, which is his next object, is in the district between Windermere and the Duddon, which has already been mentioned as formerly belonging to Furness Abbey. From Ulverstone, his road commands the estuary of the Leven for a few miles, and then approaches the foot of Coniston Water, which it reaches at eight miles from Ulverstone. ... The lake, like Windermere, is flanked by low hills at the south end, and inclosed by magnificent mountains at the head, ...
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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.
Plate, opposite p.28 :-
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Print, engraving, Coniston from the Wood above Bank Ground, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr. / CONISTON / from the wood above Bank ground.
person:- artist : Aspland, T L
person:- engraver : Banks, W
person:- publisher : Garnett, John
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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 32:-
...
... The best char are in Coniston Water: but they are good every where; especially to hungry travellers, sitting at table within sight of the waters whence they have just been fished. The potted char of Coniston is sent, as every epicure knows, to all parts of the world where men know what is good. ...
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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 180:-
A TABLE OF THE LENGTH, BREADTH, AND DEPTH OF THE LAKES.
No. : Names of Lakes. : Counties : Length in Miles. : Extreme breadth in Miles : Extreme depth in Feet : Height above the Sea
7 : Coniston Water : Lancashire : 6 : ½ : 160 : 105
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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CONISTON WATER
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn
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placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Wyld 1847

Map of the English Lake District, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, engraved by James Wyld, Charing Cross East, London, in Sylvan's Pictorial Handbook to the English Lakes, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, T Johnstone, Edinburgh, etc, 1847.
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printed at bottom:-
WINDERMERE, RYDAL, GRASMERE, / ESTHWAITE AND CONISTON WATERS.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Conistone Water
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county:- Lancashire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Conistone Water
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county:- Lancashire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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.
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...
CONISTON WATER
Is six miles in length, and about three quarters of a mile in breadth. The depth does not exceed thirty fathoms, and the waters abound with char and trout, the former being larger and finer than those found in any other lake. Its direction is from north to south, the head or northern part being engulphed in lofty mountains, whilst the extremity reaches into the vale below. The southern shores are beautifully indented by rocky promontories, stretching into the waters, which are mar-
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[mar]gined by meadows, intersected by hedge-rows. The views from the eastern side are the most interesting, excelling those from the opposite, by having as back-grounds the sublime mountains of Coniston.
An excellent carriage-road surrounds the water, often on its margin, scarcely ever a mile from it. Passing along the western side, from its foot to Oxen Houses, the mountains compose agreeably with the water, from a variety of stands. Several rocky eminences present themselves on the left, from which both ends of the lake are visible; at the head, the Coniston, Yewdale, and Tilberthwaite fells, rise up out of the water; the lofty mountains about Rydal and Grasmere are seen above them; and Fairfield and Helvellyn finish the prospect. In advancing, the mountains are occasionally shut out by pastures and meadows, their pretty white farm-houses and cottages glistening amid ashes, oaks, and sycamores. Coniston Hall, the ancient seat of the Flemings of Rydal, is on the right hand on the edge of the lake, and although very much spoiled by alterations, is a pleasing object with the trees, the water, and the fells of Yewdale. The road passes the slate depôumflex;t, through low but pleasant pasture and meadow grounds, to the inn at Waterhead.
The best time for traversing the eastern side is the morning. The Coniston fells from above Nibthwaite, are in full glory. Looking diagonally across the water in a north-west direction, the
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water here is embayed, Peel island stretches boldly to the western shore, beyond which, are green fields, scattered woods and rocks, fishermen's cottages and farm-steads, and the awful Man-mountain rising over them, and shutting in the scene. On this side, the middle portion of the road is the least interesting. Towards the head, Coniston Hall, with its aged sycamores and groves of trees, form a charming picture, amid the hedge-rows and dependent farm-steads. From Tent Lodge, once the residence of Miss Elizabeth Smith, (that excellent Hebrew scholar and poetess,) there is a beautiful view of the lake, with its church and village of Coniston on its opposite side, backed by an intermixture of the Coniston, Yewdale, and Tilberthwaite mountains.
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A TABLE
OF THE LENGTH, BREADTH, &c. OF THE LAKES,
COLLECTED FROM DIFFERENT AUTHORITIES.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

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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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Coniston Water from near Bank Ground, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.8 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

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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CONISTON WATER,
Called in some old books THURSTON WATER, is a lake of considerable magnitude, being six miles in length; but wanting in that agreeable flexure of shores so conducive to the beauty of a lake. Near its foot, however, are some finely wooded, rocky promontories; which from certain points add greatly to the prospect. It has two small islands, but they are placed too near the shore to contribute much to its importance.
As the principal mountains lie on the western side and at its head, the best views are in consequence obtained in a progress from its foot, on the eastern side; or from a boat on its surface: but those who have leisure may be gratified by the variety afforded in an excursion quite round the lake.
Its greatest depth is twenty-seven fathoms. It is well supplied with trout and char, the latter are said to be better here than in any other lake; they are taken by nets in winter, and it was formerly supposed they could not be tempted by any kind of bait; however, they are sometimes taken by angling, with a hook baited in a peculiar manner with a minnow.
...
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A rock of fine-grained sienite is observed near the foot of Coniston Lake; and one containing a large portion of mica appears in Crosthwaite. ...

other name:- Thurston Water
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Perrot 1823 -- probably relevant

Map, Cumberland, Westmoreland, scale about 38 miles to 1 inch, by Aristide Michel Perrot, engraved by Migneret, 1823, published by Etienne Ledoux, 9 Rue Guenegaud, Paris, France, 1824; published 1824-48.
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outline with form lines; lake
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old print:- Fielding and Walton 1821 (plate 5)

Set of prints, Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, illustrated with hand coloured aquatints by Theodore Henry Fielding and John Walton, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
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Print, coloured aquatint, Coniston Water, Lancashire, drawn by John Walton, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
Tipped in opposite p.23 in A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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Some islands are shown.
lake

descriptive text:- Baker 1802

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
pp.25-26:-
... Coniston water, which is the first lake met with by this track; ...
route from Cartmel/Ulverston etc.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Coniston W.
outline with form lines; lake or tarn

placename:- Coniston Water
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Coniston Water
outline with form lines; lake or tarn

placename:- Coniston Water
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Housman 1800 map 4

Map, Lakes in Lancashire and Westmoreland, engraved by McIintyre, Edinburgh, published by F Jollie, Carlisle, Cumberland, 1800.
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CONISTON WATER

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1800
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
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...
... Coningston or Thurston water, a lake five miles long and near one broad, whose char are said to be the finest in England; they are fished later than on Windermere, and continue longer in the spring. ...

placename:- Coningston Water
other name:- Thurston Water
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
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...
... take a turn towards Hawk's-head, and see Coniston Lake. I have not surveyed it with any instrument, so will not pretend to say much about its dimensions: I shall, therefore, only observe, that it is not without its beauties; and that it is about six miles long, less than half a mile in breadth, but is surrounded with woods, meadows, and mountains. It is no ways remarkably beautiful, but affords, like the others, a great variety of landscape scenes; the house of Mr Knott, in a grove of tall wood near the high-end of it, affords the artist several views, which are heightened by the white cottages in the neighbourhood; none, however, are very striking. Mr West, p.52, says, "It will be allowed, that the views on this Lake are beautiful and picturesque, yet they please more than surprise. The hills that immediately inclose the Lake are ornamental, but humble; the mountains at the head of the Lake are great, noble, and sublime, without any thing that is horrid or terrible. They are bold and steep, without the projecting precipices, the over-hanging rock, or perpendicular cliff. The hanging woods, waving inclosures, and airy scites, are elegant, beautiful, and picturesque; and the whole may be seen with ease and pleasure. In a fine morning, there is not a more pleasant rural ride; and then the beauties of the Lake are seen to the most advantage: in the afternoon, if the sun shines, much of the effect is lost by the change of light; and such as visit it from the north lose all the charms arising from the swell of the mountains, by turning their backs upon them."
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...
Coniston Lake, by some called Thurston Water, is in the county of Lancashire; it abounds with the several kinds of fish found in Winandermere, and the fishermen account the charr more valuable in this Lake than the other, but I think they are much the same.
...

placename:- Coniston Lake
other name:- Thurston Water
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map

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.
THURSTON OR CONISTON WATER
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placename:- Thurston Water
other name:- Coniston Water
lake
county:- Lancashire

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con)

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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... CONISTON LAKE ...

placename:- Coniston 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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CONISTON.
...
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...
Reach the south end of the lake. Here it is narrowed by the rocky prominences from both, sides, forming between their curvatures a variety of pretty bays. The whole length of the lake is about six measured miles; and the greatest breadth about three quarters of a mile. The greatest depth, by report, exceeds not forty fathoms. A little higher the broadest part commences, and stretches, with small curvatures, to Water-head. The shores are frequently indented; and one pretty bay opens after another in a variety of forms.
...
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It will be allowed, that the views on this lake are beautiful and picturesque, yet they please more than surprise. The hills that immediately inclose the lake, are ornamental, but humble. The mountains at the head of the lake are great, noble, and sublime, without any thing that is horrid or terrible. They are bold and steep, without the projecting precipice, the overhanging rock, or pendant cliff. The hanging woods, waving inclosures, and airy sites, are elegant, beautiful, and picturesque; and the whole may be seen with ease and pleasure. In a fine morning, there is not a more plea-
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pleasant rural ride; and then the beauties of the lake are seen to the most advantage. In the afternoon, if the sun shines, much of the effect is lost by the change of light; and such as visit it from the north, lose all the charm arising from the swell of the mountains, by turning their backs upon them.
The feeder of this lake, besides the Black-beck of Torver, is Coniston-beck. It decends (sic) from the mountains, or rather is precipitated, in a short course to the lake, which it enters on the western canton in a clear stream, concealed by its banks. The lake bends away to the east, and its intermediate shore is a beach of pebble and sand. This beach is adorned with a cot, set under a full topt tree.
The char here are said to be the finest in England. They are taken later than on Windermere-water, and continue longer in the spring.
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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Coniston Mere
outline with form lines
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placename:- Coniston Mere
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

descriptive text:-
The Lancashire sheet in the map series has descriptive text:-
... This Fish [Charr] is not peculiar to this Mere [Winander Mere] for 'tis also found in Coningston Mere about 5 Miles from it.

placename:- Coningston Mere
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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Outline with form lines.
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

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:- Lancashire
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

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, tinted blue.
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Wmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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outline with shaded shore; lake
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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outline, shore shaded; lake
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Jansson 1646

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:- Lancashire
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

table of distances:- Simons 1635

Table of distances and map of Westmorland, engraved by Jacob van Langeren, published by Mathew Simons, London, 1635-36.
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outline on thumbnail map?
date:- 1635
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

poem:- Drayton 1612/1622 text

Poem, Polyolbion, by Michael Drayton, published 1612, part 2 with Cumbria published by John Marriott, John Grismand, and Thomas Dewe, London, 1622.
page 136:-

placename:- Thurstan mere
date:- 1612; 1622
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s; 1620s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

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

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

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, shore shaded, interior pecked
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

source:- Keer 1605

Map, Westmorlandia et Comberlandia, ie Westmorland and Cumberland now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, probably by Pieter van den Keere, or Peter Keer, about 1605; published about 1605 to 1676.
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outline, shaded; lake
county:- Lancashire

old map:- Saxton 1579

image Sax9SD29, button   goto source.
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Lake.
county:- Lancastria
lake
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old print:- Gresham Publishing 1900s

Book, Our Beautiful Homeland, volume including The English Lakes, by George Benson, A G Bradley, and R Murray Gilchrist, illustrated by Ernest W Haslehurst, published by The Gresham Publishing Co, 66 Chandos Street, London, 1900s?
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Print, colour halftone, Coniston Lake, Lancashire, by Ernest W Haslehurst, published by The Gresham Publishing Co, 66 Chandos Street, London, 1900s?
Tipped in opposite p.8 of The English Lakes section of a volume of Our Beautiful Homeland.
printed at bottom:-
CONISTON LAKE
printed at lower left:-
[E. W.] HASLEHURST

placename:- Coniston Lake
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old print:- Sylvan 1847

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Print, engraving, Coniston Water, Lancashire, drawn by Gilks, published by John Johnstone, Paternoster Row, London, et al, 1847.
On p.97 of Sylvan's Pictorial Guide to the English Lakes.
printed at bottom:-
GILKS / CONISTON WATER.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Jenkinson 1875

Guide book, A Practical Guide to the English Lake District, by Henry Irwin Jenkinson, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 4th edition 1875.
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Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Helvellyn, Westmorland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
... Coniston Lake ...

placename:- Coniston Lake
date:- 1875
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Waugh 1860

Guide book, Over Sands to the Lakes, by Edwin Waugh, published by Alexander Ireland and Co, 22 Market Street, Manchester, 1860.
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Print, engraving, Coniston Lake and Old Man, Coniston, Lancashire, drawn by T H Wilson, published by Alexander Ireland and Co, 22 Market Street, Manchester, 1860.
On p.44 of Over Sands to the Lakes, by Edwin Waugh.
printed at bottom left:-
THW
printed at bottom:-
CONISTON LAKE AND OLD MAN.

placename:- Coniston Lake
date:- 1860
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- 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.
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Print, engraving, Coniston from the Wood above Bank Ground, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
Opposite p.28 in A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr. / CONISTON / from the wood above Bank ground.

placename:- Coniston
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Pyne 1853

Set of prints, The English Lake District, or Lake Scenery of England, scenes painted by James Barker Pyne, lithographed by W Gauci, published by Thomas Agnew and Sons, Manchester, 1853; published 1853-70.
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Coniston Water and Coniston Old Man
Drawn by James Barker Pyne, 1848-1853, lithographed by T Picken, 1859.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1848=1853
period:- 19th century, early; 19th century, late; 1840s; 1850s

old print:- Rose 1832-35

Engravings - Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated; from drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, and H Gastineau, described by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate Street, London, 1832-35.
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date:- 1835
period:- 19th century, early

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, Coniston Lake, from Waterhead, Coniston, 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:-
CONISTON LAKE, from WATERHEAD
printed at bottom:-
Nibthwaite. / Haverigg. / Coniston Fells.

placename:- Coniston Lake
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, Upper Reach, Coniston, 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.35 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
UPPER REACH, CONISTON.
printed at bottom left to right:-
Coniston Old Man. / Undercrag. / Seathwaite Fells. / Coniston. / Oxenfell. / Wetherlam. / Waterhead. / Fairfield. / Hawkshead Moor. / Kirkstone. / How Head.

placename:- Coniston
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, Upper Reach, Coniston, 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.35 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
UPPER REACH, CONISTON.
printed at bottom left to right:-
Coniston Old Man. / Undercrag. / Seathwaite Fells. / Coniston. / Oxenfell. / Wetherlam. / Waterhead. / Fairfield. / Hawkshead Moor. / Kirkstone. / How Head.

placename:- Coniston
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, Coniston Lake, from Waterhead, 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.35 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
CONISTON LAKE, from WATERHEAD.
printed at bottom left to right:-
Nibthwaite. / Haverigg. / Coniston Fells.

placename:- Coniston Lake
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1819

Guide book, 2 volumes, The Tourist's New Guide, by William Green, Ambleside, published by R Lough and Co, Chronicle Office, Finkle Street, Kendal, and others, 1819 and 1820.
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Print, aquatint, Coniston Water Head, Cumberland, by William Green, 1819, published by R Lough and Co, Chronicle Office, Finkle Street, Kendal, and others, 1820.
Tipped in opposite vol.1 p.79 of The Tourist's New Guide, by William Green.
printed at bottom right, centre:-
Vol.I, pages 78 & 79, lines 33 to 10. / CONISTON WATER HEAD. / Published at Ambleside, Augt. 1. 1819., by Wm. Green.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1819
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Coniston Water, Cumberland, drawn by W H J Bool, engraved by Whymper, published 1920s-30s?
On page 219 of Picturesque Europe, The Lake Country.
printed at lower left, right:-
WHJBool / WHYMPER Sc
printed at bottom:-
Coniston Water.

placename:- Coniston Water
date:- 1920=1939
period:- 1920s

old print:-
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Print, coloured lithograph, Coniston Lake, Cumberland, from a photo by M Bowness, engraved by R J Hamerton, printed by J Richardson, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, about 1870.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
On Stone by R. J. Hamerton / From Photo by M. Bowness / Printed by J. Richardson. / CONISTON LAKE.

placename:- Coniston Lake
date:- 1870
period:- 19th century, late

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Coniston Water -- Coniston and Blawith and Subberthwaite etc -- Cumbria / -- From the Old Man of Coniston. -- 8.9.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Coniston Water -- Coniston and Blawith and Subberthwaite etc -- Cumbria / -- From Kirby Quay. -- 13.4.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Coniston Water -- Coniston and Blawith and Subberthwaite etc -- Cumbria / -- From Peel Near, -- SD29499168 (S to N) -- 13.8.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Coniston Water -- Coniston and Blawith and Subberthwaite etc -- Cumbria / -- From near Brantwood, -- SD31239586 (SW to NW) -- 13.8.2010
tiny photograph, 
button to large Coniston Water -- Coniston and Blawith and Subberthwaite etc -- Cumbria / -- 25.8.2010

hearsay Donald Campbell broke the World water speed record on this lake four times between 1956 and 1959. He was killed in an attempt to regain the title in 1967. He was piloting Bluebird K7 travelling at about 320mph when it somersaulted and sank. He is buried in Coniston Cemetery.
The remains of Bluebird are being conserved for display at the Ruskin Museum, Coniston. Full size replicas of the whole Bluebird series are on show at the Lakeland Motor Museum, Holker.

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