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house, Ouse Bridge
locality:-   Ouse Bridge
civil parish:-   Blindcrake (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY19923226
1Km square:-   NY1932
10Km square:-   NY13

evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  Ouzebridge
placename:-  Ousebridge
source data:-   Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, written and published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787; published 1787-93.
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Page 95:-  "At Ouzebridge is a pleasant house of John Christian's, Esq; situated upon a hill, with a pretty garden before it. It, with an estate belonging to it, was purchased by Mrs Christian (when Miss Curwen,) for a Summer-seat, but afterwards purchasing the large island upon Winandermere, she totally neglected it."
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Page 138:-  "..."
"... Mrs Christian (when Miss Curwen,) like many others, wanting a seat near some of the Lakes, purchased a place beautifully-enough situated at the low end of Bassenthwaite Lake, called Ouzebridge: this she deserted almost, after that she had purchased the island [Belle Isle, Windermere] ..."

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