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Harrop Tarn, St John's Castlerigg etc
Harrop Tarn
site name:-   Dob Gill
locality:-   Wythburn (?) 
civil parish:-   St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   tarn
coordinates:-   NY31121362 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY3113
10Km square:-   NY31
altitude:-   997 feet
altitude:-   304m

BRP62.jpg (taken 23.9.2009)  
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BRP63.jpg (taken 23.9.2009)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 70 16) 
placename:-  Harrop Tarn
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:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
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 OT01P038, button  goto source
Page 38:-  "Harrop Tarn, though but a small piece of water, is the principal one belonging to Thirlmere. It lies on the western side of Wythburn, and its stream, called Dob Gill, passing a few houses, joins the rivulet in the vale a little before it reaches the lake."

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Harrop Tarn
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
"Harrop T."
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   outline view:- Jenkinson 1875
placename:-  Harrop Tarn
source data:-   Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Helvellyn, Westmorland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
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"... Harrop Tarn ..."
item:-  JandMN : 28.5
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BRB49.jpg (taken 9.7.2009)  

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