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High Skelghyll, Lakes
High Skelghyll
locality:-   Skelghyll
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY39030287
1Km square:-   NY3902
10Km square:-   NY30

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 26 15) 
placename:-  High Skelgill
placename:-  Skelgill, High
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:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Shell Gills
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
"Shell Gills"
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet? 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
placename:-  Shell Gills
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
"Shell Gills"
block/s, labelled in italic lowercase; house, or hamlet 
item:-  JandMN : 129
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   perhaps old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s
item:-  cartcostume
source data:-   Photograph, b/w, High Skelghyll? Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
image  click to enlarge
item:-  Armitt Library : ALPS655
Image © see bottom of page

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