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placename:- Fairfield
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
parish Patterdale parish, once in Westmorland
hill
Altitude 2864 feet
coordinates:- NY35871176
10Km square:- NY31

1Km square NY3511

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Fairfield -- Lakes and Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- 26.9.2011
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Fairfield -- Lakes and Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- 7.10.2009

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 19 5)

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:- Fairfield
locality
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Fairfiled from Loughrigg, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Fairfield from Loughrigg, 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, black and white, Fairfield from Loughrigg, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Fairfield, and Grisedale Tarn, Patterdale, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, b/w, Rydal from Brow Head, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Fairfield, from Loughrigg, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Fairfiled from Loughrigg, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Fairfield from Loughrigg, 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, black and white, Fairfield from Loughrigg, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Fairfield, and Grisedale Tarn, Patterdale, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, b/w, Rydal from Brow Head, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Fairfield, from Loughrigg, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

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 45:-
... Rothay Bridge, whence there is a fine view of the valley, with the cul-de-sac of Fairfield closing it in to the north. Whether the vapours are gathering and tumbling in that basin,- the recess of Fairfield,- or whether every projection, streak, slide, and mossy tract is clearly visible, that northern barrier is very imposing; and perhaps most so to those who are most familiar with it, and can read its manifold weather signs and tokens. ...
...
Page 58:-
... Fairfield? That excursion is safe, not over fatiguing, practicable for a summer day, and presenting scenery as characteristic as can be found. Let it be Fairfield.
...
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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.
Plate, opposite p.104:-
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains seen on the Keswick Road approaching Ullswater, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
MOUNTAINS SEEN ON THE KESWICK ROAD APPROACHING ULLSWATER.
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr.
The view is captioned, numbers referring to mountains in the image:-
1 Place Fell, 2 Birk Fell, 3 Red Screes, 4 Scandale Head, 5 Dove Crag (Hartsop), 6 Birks, 7 Rydal Head, 8 St. Sundays Crag, 9, Fairfield, 10 Glenridding Dod, 11 Dolly Waggon Pike, 12 Bleaberry Fell, 13 Striding Edge, 14 Herring Pike, 15 Gowbarrow Park.
person:- artist : Aspland, T L
person:- engraver : Banks, W
person:- publisher : Garnett, John
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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 179:-
A TABLE OF THE HEIGHTS OF MOUNTAINS IN THE COUNTIES OF CUMBERLAND, WESTMORLAND, AND LANCASHIRE.
No. : Names of Mountains. : Counties. : Height in Feet above the Sea Level.
5 : Fairfield : Westmorland : 2950
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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Fairfield
hill hachuring

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

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.
... THE Lake district ... consists of large masses or clusters of mountains, generally terminating in one aspiring and pre-eminent point, with the intermediate valleys occupied either by lakes and their subsidiary tarns, or by winding rivers.
The chief nuclei of these clusters are, Skiddaw and Blencathra, Helvellyn, Fairfield, Coniston Old Man, Blackcomb, Scafell, Gable, Red Pike, Grasmoor, Grisdale Pike, and the Langdale Pikes. Many noble and commanding mountains rise around these, rivalling them in height and grandeur, but still
Page iv:-
serving as large buttresses only. In the presentation of endlessly-diversified forms, these Mountains yield to none, however individually inferior they may be, owing to their being seldom seen in a detached point of view; although, on the other hand, they have thus the advantage of forming combinations at once grand and sublime, towering above each other, or rising in ridges, like the mighty billows of the ocean.
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...
FAIRFIELD.
The attainment of the top of this mountain presents a lengthened excursion, attended with more of enterprise and fatigue; it is two thousand nine hundred and fifty feet above the level of the sea, closing on the north the Rydal domain, whence it should be ascended, in a course directed on the left to Nab Scar. In a circular round from this point, Windermere, Blelham Tarn, Esthwaite Water, Coniston, Elter Water, Rydal Water, Grasmere,
Page 35:-
and Easedale Tarn, the river Rothay in all its windings, Morecambe Bay, Milnthorpe Sands, and the Yorkshire mountains; and, lastly, the mountains about Eskdale, Borrodale, Wastdale, and Ennerdale, are visible. From the highest point, Graysdale Tarn and Ulles Water, Penrith, and Crossfell, are discernible; and three is a grand rocky view into Deepdale and Hartshope successively.
Page 178:-
ELEVATION OF THE MOUNTAINS,
ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT AUTHORITIES.

placename:- Fairfield
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

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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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Windermere looking towards the North East from Bowness, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.2 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.
With a list of mountains.
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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Grasmere from Red Bank Head, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.4 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.

placename:- Fairfield
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

old print:- 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 15:-
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...
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FAIRFIELD
- 2950 feet above the level of the sea - makes a fine mountain excursion from Ambleside, commencing the ascent at Rydal, encircling Rydal head, and
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returning to Ambleside by Nook End. Lakes and Tarns to the number of ten, may be enumerated in this excursion; viz. Ullswater, Windermere, Esthwaite, Coniston, Grasmere, and Rydal lakes; and Elterwater, Blelham, Easdale, and Grisedale tarns: oftener than once, may eight of them be reckoned from one station. Here is likewise a good view of the different creeks and inlets of the sea towards Lancaster and Ulverston.
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Altitude 2950 feet
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:- Fairfield
hill

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Ambleside to Keswick)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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FAIR FIELD MOUNT

placename:- Fair Field Mount
hill
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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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Frontispiece
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   I. Feary delint. / Engraved by Robt. Havell & Son. / GRASMERE.
The hills appear to be Helm Crag on the left; the road to Keswick going up to Dunmail Raise; then Seat Sandal and the Helvellyn Range which in reality would only be visible from an elevated position; Great Rigg leading up to Fairfield; and part of Rydal fell to the right.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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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hill hachuring; hill or mountain
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old print:- Jenkinson 1875

Guide book, A Practical Guide to the English Lake District, by Henry Irwin Jenkinson, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 4th edition 1875.
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Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Helvellyn, Westmorland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
... Fairfield ...

placename:- Fairfield
date:- 1875
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Matthew 1866

Guide book, The English Lakes, Peaks and Passes, from Kendal to Keswick, by George King Matthew, published by J Richardson, Highgate, Kendal, Westmorland, 1866.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Helvellyn from above Harrop Tarn, Poney Road from Wythburn to Whatendlath and Borrowdale, Cumberland, published by J Richardson, Highgate, Kendal, Westmorland, 1866.
Tipped in before p.1 of The English Lakes, Peaks and Passes, from Kendal to Keswick, by George King Matthew.
printed at bottom:-
HELVELLYN FROM ABOVE HARROP TARN, PONEY ROAD FROM WYTHBURN TO WHATENDLATH AND BORROWDALE.
printed at caption to mountains:-
... Fairfield. ...

placename:- Fairfield
date:- 1866
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Black 1856 (23rd edn 1900)

Guide book, Black's Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Black, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, or Soho Square, London, 1856 to 1900s onwards.
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Print, lithograph, Outline Views, Ullswater - Mountains as seen a little on the Matterdale Road near Lyulph's Tower on Ullswater, and Mountains as seen at the Slate Quarry at Blowick on Ullswater, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... 7 Fairfield ...
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Print, lithograph, Outline Views, Windermere - Mountains as seen from the North End of Belle Isle, Windermere, and Mountains as seen from Biscay How, Bowness, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... 5 Fairfield ... 20 Fairfield ...

placename:- Fairfield
date:- 1900
period:- 1900s

old print:- 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.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, outline view, Mountains seen on the Keswick Road approaching Ullswater, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
Used opposite p.104 in A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau.
The view is captioned, numbers referring to mountains in the image - 1 Place Fell, 2 Birk Fell, 3 Red Screes, 4 Scandale Head, 5 Dove Crag (Hartsop), 6 Birks, 7 Rydal Head, 8 St. Sundays Crag, 9, Fairfield, 10 Glenridding Dod, 11 Dolly Waggon Pike, 12 Bleaberry Fell, 13 Striding Edge, 14 Herring Pike, 15 Gowbarrow Park.
printed at top:-
MOUNTAINS SEEN ON THE KESWICK ROAD APPROACHING ULLSWATER.
printed at bottom left, right:-
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr. / ...

placename:- Fairfield
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- 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.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains seen on the Keswick Road approaching Ullswater, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
Opposite p.104 in A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau.
The view is captioned, numbers refering to mountains in the image - 1 Place Fell, 2 Birk Fell, 3 Red Screes, 4 Scandale Head, 5 Dove Crag (Hartsop), 6 Birks, 7 Rydal Head, 8 St. Sundays Crag, 9, Fairfield, 10 Glenridding Dod, 11 Dolly Waggon Pike, 12 Bleaberry Fell, 13 Striding Edge, 14 Herring Pike, 15 Gowbarrow Park.
printed at top:-
MOUNTAINS SEEN ON THE KESWICK ROAD APPROACHING ULLSWATER.
printed at bottom left, right:-
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr.

placename:- Fairfield
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- 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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Print, engraving, Windermere from Rayrigg Bank, Westmorland, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
The print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Tipped in opposite p.31 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
WINDERMERE from RAYRIGG BANK.
printed at bottom left to right:-
Furness Fells. / Coniston Old Man. / Wetherlam Foot. / Wrynose. / Langdale Pikes. / Hardknot. / Loughrigg Fell. / Fairfield. / Troutbeck Hundred. / Kirkstone. / Wansfell. / Applethwaite Common. / High Street. / Hill Bell.

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

old print:- 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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Print, engraving, Upper Reach, Windermere, Westmorland, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
The print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Tipped in opposite p.25 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
UPPER REACH, WINDERMERE.
printed at bottom left to right:-
Furness Fell. / Hard Knot. / Langdale Pikes. / Loughrigg Fell. / Fairfield. / Wansfell.

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

old print:-
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Print, hand coloured engraving, Lower Reach, Ullswater from Pooley Bridge, Westmorland and Cumberland, published by Sherwood and Co, London, 1836?
Objects in the view are identified by a caption at the bottom - Swarth Fell, Martindale, High Street, Hallen Fell, Kirkstone, Place Fell, Fairfield, Gowbarrow Parks, Dumallet.
printed at bottom:-
LOWER REACH, ULLSWATER. / from Pooley Bridge. / Pubd. April 15th 1836 by Sherwood & Co London.

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

old print:- Black 1841 (3rd edn 1846)

Guide book, Black's Picturesque Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Blck, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, 1841 to 1888.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains as seen from the North End of Belle Isle, Windermere, and Mountains as seen from Bisket How, Bowness, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, about 1844.
... 5 Fairfield ... 20 Fairfield ...
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains as seen a little on the Matterdale Road near Lyulph's Tower on Ulleswater, and Mountains as seen at the Slate Quarry at Blowick on Ulleswater, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... 7 Fairfield ...

placename:- Fairfield
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

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