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Derwent Bay, Above Derwent
Derwent Bay
site name:-   Derwent Bay
civil parish:-   Above Derwent (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY25082150
1Km square:-   NY2521
10Km square:-   NY22

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 64 9) 
placename:-  Derwent Bay
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:-   probably old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Water End
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
"Water End"
block or blocks, labelled in lowercase; a hamlet or just a house 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   probably old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der) 
placename:-  Water End
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, ie Derwent Water, scale about 3 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1783, version published 1800.
"Water-End / Ld. Wm. Gordon's"
item:-  Armitt Library : 1959.191.3
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evidence:-   old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Der) 
placename:-  Water End
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of Derwentwater and its Environs, scale about 13 ins to 1 mile, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland and in London etc, 1787.
item:-  private collection : 169
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
placename:-  Derwentwater Bay
placename:-  Water End
item:-  viewpoint
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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"... a pleasant elevation above the woods of Lady William Gordon, the house, formerly called Water End, now Derwentwater Bay, standing sweetly sheltered on the margin of the lake. From this elevation, the lake, with its islands, bays, and promontories, is seen to great advantage."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Water End
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
"Water End"
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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Built by Lord Gordon, about 1790. It is a series of polygonal pavillions, the polygonal bays make the most of the views across the lake.

Hyde, Matthew & Whittaker, Esme &Corbet, Val (photographer): 2014: Arts and Craft Houses in the Lake District: Lincoln, Francis (London):: ISBN 978 0 7112 3408 6

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