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placename:- Goat's Water
locality:- Old Man of Coniston
parish Torver parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- SD266976
10Km square:- SD29

1Km square SD2697


Goat's Water -- Old Man of Coniston -- Torver -- Cumbria / -- and Dow Crag. -- 8.9.2010

Goat's Water -- Old Man of Coniston -- Torver -- Cumbria / -- 8.9.2010

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 168:-
... Where Dow Crag and the Old Man join, a dark and solemn tarn lies beneath the precipice, as he will see from above, whence it lies due west, far below. Round three sides of this Gait's Tarn, the rock is precipitous; and on the other, the crags are piled in grotesque fashion, and so as to afford,- as does much of this side of the mountain,- a great harbourage for foxes, against which the neighbouring population are for ever waging war. ...

placename:- Gait's Tarn
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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Goat Wr.
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn

placename:- Goat Water
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.
Page 12:-
... Goats Water, whose length is half a mile, and margin stony. ...

placename:- Goats Water
date:- 1839
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 36:-
... Gates Water, (Goats Water) reposes between the Old Man's western side, and the foot of the precipitous Dow Crag; (Dove Crag.) Besides being in common with the other tarns stocked with trout, it also contains some char. Its stream forms the rivulet of Torver.

placename:- Gates Water
other name:- Goats Water
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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old map:- Cooke 1802

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

placename:- Goats Tarn
county:- Lancashire
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:- Goats Tarn
county:- Lancashire

tiny photograph, 
button to large Goat's Water -- Old Man of Coniston -- Torver -- Cumbria / -- 8.9.2010
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button to large Goat's Water -- Old Man of Coniston -- Torver -- Cumbria / -- A stone by the tarn; what? -- 8.9.2010

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