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placename:- Elter Water
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
lake
coordinates:- NY333041
10Km square:- NY30
place code:- Elt

1Km square NY3304

photograph

Elter Water -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- From Lingmoor. -- 1.2.2010
photograph

Elter Water -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- From Loughrigg. -- 6.10.2008

old print:- Heaton Cooper 1905 (edn 1908)

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Print, colour halftone, Elterwater and Langdale Pikes, Westmorland, from a watercolour painting by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 2nd edn 1908.
Opposite p.220 of The English Lakes, painted by Alfred Heaton Cooper, described by William T Palmer.
printed at tissue opposite the print:-
ELTERWATER AND LANGDALE PIKES
printed at signed lower right:-
A HEATON COOPER

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

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, stereo photo, Elterwater and Langdale, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1900s?
printed at rev of mount:-
Herbert Bell / Ambleside.
ms at mount:-
Elterwater & Langdale
date:- 1900=1909
period:- 1900s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Elter Water, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower right:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Elter Water and Wetherlam, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old map:- Jenkinson 1875 map1

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date:- 1875
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 19:-
...
... the Brathay, which issues from Elterwater, a group of pools, rather than a lake, lying at the foot of the hills near Langdale. ...

placename:- Elterwater
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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Elter Water
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn

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

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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Elter Water
Outline with form lines.

placename:- Elter Water
county:- Westmoreland
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.
Page 39:-
...
Elter Water Tarn has low marshy shores, frequently inundated by its waters; seen in conjunction with Windermere, it, however, forms a beautiful picture. ...
Page 177:-
A TABLE
OF THE LENGTH, BREADTH, &c. OF THE LAKES,
COLLECTED FROM DIFFERENT AUTHORITIES.

placename:- Elter Water Tarn
other name:- Elter Water
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Leigh 1830 map

Map, A New Map of the Lakes, scale 4 miles to 1 inch, and separate detail maps of various lakes, issued with Leigh's Guide to the Lakes and Mountains of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, by M A Leigh, published by Leigh and Son, 421 Strand, London, 1830-40.
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date:- 1830
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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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Page 32:-
...
Elterwater is one of the largest of the Tarns; and having given its name to a small hamlet in Langdale, it became necessary in speaking of
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Page 33:-
the water itself, to add the word tarn by way of distinction. It is nearly a mile in length, and divided into three parts. By the sudden influx of water from the two Langdales, the low meadows on its margin are frequently overflowed, and rendered wet and swampy. To obviate this, great pains have lately been taken in opening its outlet; by which means the dimensions of the water have been greatly contracted; and the fishery of trout has been nearly annihilated by the introduction of that voracious fish the pike. ...

placename:- Elterwater Tarn
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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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placename:- Elter Water
lake

old map:- Cooke 1802

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

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

old map:- Cooke 1802 -- probably relevant

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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outline with form lines; lake or tarn
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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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placename:- Elter Water
lake
county:- Westmorland

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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Rev Plumtre's Night Piece on Windermere, 1797
Page 230:-
   ...
   Say, Brathay, as I walk your side, / List'ning to your murmuring tide, / What sights, what wonders have you seen, / Passing your barrier hills between? / View'd you old Langdale's solid towers,[1] / And Elter-water's peaceful bowers; / Where the quarry's yawning scar / Hangs hideous in the midnight air! / ...
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[1] The river Brathay is formed chiefly from two steams,- the one rising in Little Langdale, the other in Great Langdale, where it passes the Pikes and the slate quarry: these join in the small lake of Elter-water. ...
date:- 1797
period:- 18th century, late; 1790s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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ELTER WATER
outline with form lines; lake or tarn

placename:- Elter Water
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Cooper 1808 -- probably relevant

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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outline, shaded; lake
locality:- Kendal Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.2 no.1)

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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Print, engraving, Elterwater, Great Langdale, Westmorland, by Thomas Allom, engraved by le Petit, 1833.
Vol.2 no.1 in Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated, with descriptions by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate, London, about 1835.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
T. Allom. / W. Le Petit. / ELTERWATER, GREAT LANGDALE, WESTMORLAND.

placename:- Elterwater
date:- 1833
period:- 19th century, early

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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placename:- Elterwater
date:- 1833
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Green 1809

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Print, soft ground etching, Elter Water, Westmorland, by William Green, published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809.
Plate 50 in Seventy Eight Studies from Nature.
printed in introductory pages to set of prints:-
Number 50. Elter Water, in Langdale, is four miles from Ambleside. The house at the head of the lake is Elter water Hall, the property of the Rev. Mr. Byrom, but at present the residence of Mrs. Fleming. Langdale Pikes are the last mountains in this scene.
printed at bottom:-
ELTER WATER. / Published Ambleside, Augst. 1st. 1809, by W. Green.

placename:- Elter Water
date:- 1809
period:- 19th century, early

old guide book:- 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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Title page of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.

placename:- Elterwater
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old map:-
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Print, coloured aquatint, Elter Water, Westmorland, published about 1820?
printed at bottom:-
ELTER WATER.

placename:- Elter Water
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early

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