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placename:- Low Wood Hotel
other name:- Lowwood Hotel
locality:- Low Wood
parish Lakes parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
inn
coordinates:- NY38560207
10Km square:- NY30

1Km square NY3802

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Low Wood Hotel -- Low Wood -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- An older bit. -- 7.10.2005
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Low Wood Hotel -- Low Wood -- Lakes -- Cumbria / -- Part built 1859. -- 7.10.2005

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 26 15)

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.

placename:- Low Wood Hotel
other name:- Wood Hotel, Low
inn
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
... closer at hand, right upon our course, is the beauty spot of Low Wood, on the shore of the lake [Windermere], where steamers embark passengers for trips down the long narrow lake. ...
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placename:- Low Wood
date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, sepia, Low Wood Hotel, Low Wood, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Low Wood Hotel by lake Windermere, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
A young boy rowing a skiff in the foreground.
stamped at rev:-
HERBERT BELL / Photographer / AMBLESIDE
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old map:- Prior 1874 map 1

Map, Winander Mere, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1874.
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Low Wood Hotel / LOW WOOD HOTEL
block; inn; and a vignette view

placename:- Low Wood Hotel
date:- 1874
period:- 19th century, late; 1870s

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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Low Wood Inn
block, building

placename:- Low Wood Inn
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Low Wood Inn

placename:- Low Wood Inn
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 31:-
...
LOW WOOD INN
Is delightfully situated on a small bay, over which are beheld Brathay Park and the Pikes of Great Langdale, Loughrigg Fell, and Fairfield; while southward, the lake steals quietly away between sloping shores adorned with woodlands and farm-steads, till the view is stopped by Curwen's Island. By those who love retirement, this inn will be chosen as a place of temporary abode, more especially since the excursions generally made from Ambleside can be equally as well accomplished from hence. Beautiful views towards each extremity of the Mere may be enjoyed from the fields above the inn and the lane leading to Troutbeck, ...
Page 161:-
Low Wood Inn, distant from Bowness four and a half miles, is delightfully placed on the margin of a small bay, from which the head of Windermere unfolds itself with exceeding grandeur, the woods and lawns of Brathay Park bounding its receding waters, and backed by the fantastic outline of the Langdale Pikes, and their neighbouring mountain masses. The accommodation at this inn is excellent, and it is a good station for a few days' stay.

placename:- Low Wood Inn
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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

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.
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Page 4:-
... Low Wood Inn stands sweetly at the edge of the water; ...
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Page 101:-
LOW WOOD INN
Is a convenient place to take a boat upon the lake, and the high ground above it commands excellent views. ...
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Page 102:-
...
Here, while the admirer of landscape takes his views of the lake and mountain scenery from the rising ground, and the angler amuses himself upon the water; the geologist may be employed in examining the position of the transition limestone and the slate, where they have been worked, in two adjoining quarries near the road, about a quarter of a mile north of the inn.
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The THIRD division - forming only inferior elevations - commences with a bed of dark-blue or blackish transition limestone, containing here and there a few shells and madrepores, and alternating with a slaty rock of the same colour; the different layers of each being in some places several feet, in others only a few inches in thickness. This limestone crosses the river Duddon near Broughton; passing Broughton Mills it runs in a north-east direction through Torver, by the foot of the Old Man mountain, and appears near Low Yewdale and Yew Tree. Here it makes a considerable slip to the eastward, after which it ranges past the Tarns upon the hills above Borwick Ground; and stretching through Skelwith, it crosses the head of Windermere near Low Wood Inn. Then passing above Dovenest and Skelgill, it traverses the vales of Troutbeck, Kentmere, and Long Sleddale;

placename:- Low Wood Inn
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old print:- Fielding and Walton 1821 (plate 12)

Set of prints, Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes, illustrated with hand coloured aquatints by Theodore Henry Fielding and John Walton, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
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Print, coloured aquatint, Low Wood Inn, Westmorland, drawn by Theodore H A Fielding, published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, London, 1821.
Tipped in opposite p.70 in A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes.

placename:- Low Wood Inn
date:- 1821
period:- 19th century, early

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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placename:- Low Wood

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 317-318
Lowood Inn
INNS. Lowood Inn. ...

placename:- Lowood Inn
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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 133:-
...
WE will now leave Ambleside, the situation of which (see plate X.) and taking the Lake Winandermere on the right, travel along a pleasant road to Low wood, a convenient inn, where boats are kept for the use of the curious traveller; ...
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Windermere N)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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Low Wood / Jas. Wilson Esqr.

placename:- Low Wood
house
person:- : Wilson, James
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
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placename:- Low Wood
wood
county:- Westmorland

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Win/Ble)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Low-wood inn, Ladymans
block, building/s
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Low-wood Inn, Ladymans.

placename:- Low Wood Inn
person:- innkeeper : Ladyman
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

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 73, footnote:-
The Low-Wood Inn, about two miles short of Ambleside, will attract the Tourist's notice. No other Inn in his route has so fine a view of a Lake, and the natural beauties of which he is in quest. A small cannon is kept here to gratify the curious with those remarkable reverberations of sound, which follow the report of a gun, &c. in these singular vales, and of which, a general description is given in the subsequent lines:-
   ... The cannon's roar / Bursts from the bosom of the hollow shore. / The dire explosion the whole concave fills, / And shakes the firm foundation of the hills, / Now pausing deep, now bellowing from afar, / Now rages near the elemental war; / Affrighted echo opens all her cells, / With gather'd strength the posting clamour swells, / Check'd or impell'd, and varying in its course, / It slumbers, now awakes with double force, / Searching the strait, the crooked hill and dale, / Sinks in the breeze, or rises in the gale; / Chorus of earth and sky! the mountains sing, / And heaven's own thunders thro' the valleys ring.
Killarney. X.

placename:- Low Wood Inn
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
LOW WOOD HOTEL / / WINDERMERE ROAD / LAKES / SOUTH LAKELAND / CUMBRIA / II / 451908 / NY3857202064
courtesy of English Heritage
C18 coaching inn used by the Lake poets and writers, extended 1859. Exclude C20 portion to north. Very long range of building along the lake shore, mainly 3 storeys. Main block in centre has 9 windows on top floor, each with a projecting gable above, and the one over the entrance is in a higher tower-like portion with the dated roundel (1859) above the roofline. Ground and 1st floors have some double or treble sashes, and an iron balcony extends over the centre 4 bays, on coupled piers. A 3-storeyed wing projects towards the lake on the south and has a lean-to verandah of clustered columns and Gothic imposts, over a ground floor of 2 large open pointed arches with slender colonnettes. Serve Tudor arched windows, Gothic labels, iron balconies, and an ogee-headed niche.

placename:- Low Wood Hotel
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- NY38570206
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
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Print, engraving, Windermere from Lowood Hotel, drawn and engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
Opposite p.19 in A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau.
printed at bottom:-
Drawn & Eng'd by W Banks Edinr. / WINDERMERE / from Lowood Hotel.

placename:- Lowood Hotel
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late

old advertisement:- Atkinson 1847 (5th edn 1850)

Guide book, Handbook to the English Lakes, published by Thomas Atkinson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1847; published 1847-53.
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Advertisement for Robert Logan at the Low Wood Hotel, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850.
At the end of a Handbook to the English Lakes, 5th edn.

placename:- Low Wood Hotel
person:- innkeeper : Logan, Robert
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late

outline view:- Red Guide 1892

Guide book, Guide to the English Lakes, published by Ward, Lock, Bowden, and Co, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, London etc, 1892.
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Print, engraving, pair of outline views, Mountains as seen from Low Wood Inn, and Mountains as seen from the Elevation on the Road opposite the Inn at Strands in Wasdale, published by Ward, Lock and Co, Warwick House, Salisbury Square, London, etc, 1892.
1 Walnay Scar 2 Coniston Old Man 3 Wetherlam 4 Skelwith 5 Crinkle Crags / Pike of Bliscow (below) 6 [ ]oor 7 Scawfell Pike 8 Bowfell 9 Hanging Knotts 10 Great End 11 Glaramara 12 The Stake Pass 13 Pike of Stickle / Langdale Pikes 14 Harrisons Stickle 15 Paveyark 16 Loughrigg Fell 17 Easedale Head 18 Lowrigg Fell
On p.72 in the Red Guide guide book, Guide to the English Lakes.

placename:- Low Wood Inn
date:- 1892
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Launch of the Dragon Fly Steamer on Lake Windermere, Westmorland, published in the Illustrated London News, 30 November 1850.
The text includes:-
LAUNCH OF THE "DRAGON-FLY" STEAMER ON LAKE WINDERMERE
... This new steamer was built by Messrs. M'Conochie and Claude, engineers, Liverpool, and was christened the Dragon-Fly by Mrs Rigg, the lady of the Secretary of the Company. After the launch, a large party sat down to an excellent dinner, at Mr. Logan's, Low Wood Hotel.

placename:- Low Wood Hotel
person:- steamer company : Windermere Iron Steamer Co
person:- shipwright; engineer : M'Conochie and Claude
person:- : Rigg, Mrs
person:- innkeeper : Logan, Mr
date:- 1850
period:- 19th century, late
event:- launching

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, At Low Wood Hotel, Windermere, Westmorland, by ?B Foster, engraved by E Evans, 1850s-60s?
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
[B] Foster / E. EVANS SC. / AT LOW WOOD HOTEL - WINDERMERE

placename:- Low Wood Hotel
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late

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