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placename:- Duddon Sands
site name:- Duddon Estuary
parish Millom Without parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- SD2081
10Km square:- SD28
10Km square:- SD18
parish Askam and Ireleth parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
10Km square:- SD17
place code:- DdSn

1Km square SD2081


Duddon Sands -- Duddon Estuary -- Millom Without and Askam and Ireleth -- Cumbria -- Cumbria / -- 30.9.2006

old map:- OS County Series (Lan 10 12)

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.

placename:- Duddon Sands
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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 107:-
... When it is high water, the scene is fine: but the vast reaches of sand at low water are dreary. ...
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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Duddon Sands
area in Duddon Estuary

placename:- Duddon Sands
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old text:- Camden 1789

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.
Page 131:-
... Forness ... the shore here running out a great way to the west, the sea, as if enraged at it, lashes it more furiously, and, in high tides. has even devoured the shore, and made three large bays, viz. Kentsand, into which the river Ken empties itself, Levensand and Duddensand, between which the land projects ...

placename:- Duddensand
date:- 1789
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.
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image Ws02SD17, button   goto source.
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placename:- Duddon Sands
county:- Lancashire
county:- Cumberland

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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Mrs Radcliffe's Ride over Skiddaw, 1794
Page 308:-
[on Skiddaw] ... to the west, Duddon Sands gleamed in a long line among the fells of High Furness.- ...

placename:- Duddon Sands
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old text:- Mackenzie 1776

Charts, and sailing directions, Nautical Descriptions of the West Coast of Great Britain, Bristol Channel to Cape Wrath, by Murdoch Mackenzie, published London, 1776.
Page 18:-
... ...
The rocks and shoals to be avoided between Piel-of-Foudray and St. Bee's Head, are ... in the entry of Duddon Bay, with several patches of sand, near a league from the shore, that dry with spring-tide only: ... Selker
Only small vessels can get into safety in this Bay; for I was informed that there was not above seven or eight feet of water over most of the banks at high-water with spring-tide: with neap-tide, therefore, there is not two or three feet on them at high-water.

placename:- Duddon Sands
date:- 1776
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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dotted area
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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:- Dudden Sands
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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foreshore sands in Duddon Estuary
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old print:- Goodwin 1887 (edn 1890)

Set of prints, etchings? 56 views in Westmorland, Cumberland, etc, by Harry Goodwin, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
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Print, etching? Duddon Sands, Cumberland, by Harry Goodwin, 1883, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
Tipped in opposite p.268 of Through the Wordsworth Country, by William Knight.

placename:- Duddon Sands
date:- 1886
period:- 19th century, late

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