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placename:- Low Tarn
parish Nether Wasdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY161092
10Km square:- NY10

1Km square NY1609


Low Tarn -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- 13.7.2010

Low Tarn -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- 13.7.2010

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.
thumbnail GAR2NY10, button to large image
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) -- perhaps relevant

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
image OT01P039, button   goto source.
Page 39:-
There are some other small tarns, of little consequence in themselves, and seldom seen by strangers; therefore they scarcely require to be noticed. Such are ... and the two tarns above Bowderdale in the Wasdale mountains.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

tiny photograph, 
button to large Low Tarn -- Nether Wasdale -- Cumbria / -- Cotton grass, Eriophorum angustifolium -- NY16390932 (at) -- 13.7.2010

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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