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civil parish:-   Greysouthen (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY07142907 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY0729
10Km square:-   NY02

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 54 6) 
placename:-  Greysouthern
source data:-   Maps, 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.

evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Graysouthen
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
block or blocks, labelled in lowercase; a hamlet or just a house 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   old map:- Cooper 1808
placename:-  Greysouthern
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Cumberland, scale about 10.5 miles to 1 inch, drawn and engraved by Cooper, published by R Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London, 1808.
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circle; village or hamlet 
item:-  JandMN : 86
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evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
placename:-  Greysouthen
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
item:-  geologycoal
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
image OT01P163, button  goto source
Page 163:-  "... Coal is raised at Greysouthen, Gilcrux, and Plumbland; and there are extensive fields of coal beneath the town of Whitehaven, at Workington, ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Greysouthen
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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When mining was busy, in the 19th century, the village inn was busy. One group of local magistrates declared that without Greysouthen they would have little to do.

NY06802896 Brick Houses (Greysouthen) gone
NY07212938 chapel, Greysouthen (Greysouthen)
NY07242876 Cherrytree Hill (Greysouthen)
NY06902903 lodge, Greysouthen (Greysouthen)
NY07142915 Mansion, The (Greysouthen) L
NY07302886 Overcroft (Greysouthen)
NY07192934 pinfold, Greysouthen (Greysouthen)
NY07122906 Punch Bowl (Greysouthen)
NY07442889 Rigging Gill (Greysouthen)
NY07432887 Fellside (Greysouthen)
NY07422915 Stubb Hill (Greysouthen) gone
NY07372969 Tarn Bank (Greysouthen) L
NY07122878 Townend (Greysouthen)
NY07312948 Greysouthen Meeting House (Greysouthen)
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