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Dale Head, Martindale
Dale Head
locality:-   Bannerdale
civil parish:-   Martindale (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY43311651
1Km square:-   NY4316
10Km square:-   NY41

CDL79.jpg (taken 30.6.2015)  
CDL77.jpg (taken 30.6.2015)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 12 12) 
placename:-  Dalehead
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:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Dale Head
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
"Dale Head"
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet? 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
placename:-  Dale Head
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
"Dale Head"
block/s, labelled in italic lowercase; house, or hamlet 
item:-  JandMN : 129
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old text:- Wordsworth 1810
item:-  red deerdeerhuntingsheep, tarring
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of the Scenery of the Lakes, later A Guide through the District of The Lakes, by William Wordsworth, 1810-35.
image WW01p125, button  goto source
page 125  "... At the last house in the dale [Martindale] we were greeted by the master, who was sitting at his door, with a flock of sheep collected round him, for the purpose of smearing them with tar (according to the custom of the season) for protection against the winter's cold. He invited us to enter, and view a room built by Mr. Hasell for the accommodation of his friends at the annual chase of red deer in his forests at the head of these dales. The room is fitted up in the sportsman's style, with a cupboard for bottles and glasses, with strong chairs, and a dining-table; and ornamented with the horns of the stags caught at these hunts for a succession of years - the length of the last race each had run being recorded under his spread-"
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page 126  "[spread]ing antlers. The good woman treated us with oaten cake, new and crisp; and after this welcome refreshment and rest, we proceeded on our return to Patterdale by a short cut over the mountains. ..."

CDL78.jpg  Buttress, and the white wall is another.
(taken 30.6.2015)  
BLP01.jpg (taken 25.1.2006)  
CCU94.jpg (taken 8.4.2015)  
BNO80.jpg (taken 18.4.2007)  

There is said to be a spinning gallery here. But I don't see where.

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