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Eden Estuary
runs into:-    Solway Firth

civil parish:-   Bowness (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   estuary
locality type:-   river estuary
1Km square:-   NY1963 (etc) 
10Km square:-   NY16

evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Eden flude
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by J Sudbury and George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
"Eden flude"
river channel between foreshore sands 
item:-  private collection : 16
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evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
item:-  foreshore sands
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1748 p.4  "... It is to be remark'd that the river Eden has of late years kept almost close under the Scotch shore, but its course is constantly varying by the rapidity of land floods at low ebbs, thro' such a soft and slimy sand, that no chart can be given with certainty of its fresh water course; besides, the sands are extremely uncertain and dangerous to enter upon."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Simpson 1746
placename:-  Mouth of the River Eden
placename:-  Hunae Ostium
source data:-   Atlas, three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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"On the N.W. of Carlisle, there juts out a small Promontory, at the Point of which is the large Arm of the Sea, call'd Solway-Frith, or Hunae-Ostium i.e., the Mouth of the River Eden. It is, at present, the Boundary between England and Scotland, but anciently between the Roman Provinces and the Picts."

evidence:-   old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland Divided into their Respective Wards, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin et al, published by T Bowles, Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, London, 1760.
river mouth 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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