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placename:- Lorton Vale
parish Lorton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
valley
coordinates:- NY1526
10Km square:- NY12

1Km square NY1526

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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Vale of Lorton
area

placename:- Vale of Lorton
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 86:-
... Descending to Lorton, you meet with as rich and beautiful a vale of inclosures, with a serpentine river through them, as any I ever saw,
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Page 144:-
The ride down this vale is pleasant. All the scenes are smiling, rich, and rural. Every dale-lander appears to be a man of taste, and every village, house, and cot, is placed in the choicest site, and decorated in the neatest manner, and style of natural elegance. Not one formal avenue, or straight-lined hedge, or square fish-pond, offends the eye in all this charming vale. The variety of situation gives diversity of views, and a succession of pleasing objects creates the desire of seeing.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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