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placename:- Lowther
parish Lowther parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY53632363
10Km square:- NY52

1Km square NY5323

photograph

Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 22.8.2005
photograph

Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 22.8.2005

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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Lowther

placename:- Lowther
county:- Westmoreland
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 161:-
A superincumbent bed of limestone, by some called the mountain, by others the upper transition limestone, mantles round these mountains, in a position unconformable to the strata of the slaty and other rocks upon which it reposes. It bassets out near ... Dacre, Lowther and Shap; ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Wmd) -- perhaps relevant

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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Newtown
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement; marked on the main road
Lowther village and Newtown seem to be muddled on this map

placename:- Newtown
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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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LOWTHER

placename:- Lowther

old text:- Camden 1789

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 149:-
[On the] Loder is also a place of the same name, which, like Strickland in its neighbourhood, gave name to families of antient renown.

placename:- Loder
person:- : Lowther Family
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 161:-
...
Olaus Wormius consulted by Spelman finds Loder or Lother a common name among the antient kings of Denmark, and derives it from Loth and Er, q.d. fortunate honor. The name of Lothair is also frequent among the German emperors. Perhaps however both the name and seat of Lowther here, as Lauder in Scotland, are to be derived from the neighbouring river, which in British signifies clear water, Gladdwr. ...
... The family have figured here for many generations from the time of Henry II. Sir John Lowther, who was keeper of the privy seal and one of the lords justices during the absence of William III. 1699, was advanced 1696 to the dignity of baron Lowther viscount Lonsdale, which became extinct in his grandson. The first viscount built here 1685 a handsome house (which was burnt down 1720), and rebuilt and furnished the church. Christopher, another branch of this family, was created a baronet 11 Charles I. which honour ended in his grandson James, who died immensely rich 1755, and in the title of baronet and the estate was succeeded by James Lowther, a descendant from one common ancestor, and created earl of Lonsdale 1784.
person:- : Lowther Family; Lonsdale, Earl of
date:- 1789
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.
Drawn as two semicircles of buildings.
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placename:- New Village
building/s
county:- Westmorland

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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New Village
blocks, labelled in upright lowercase text; settlement; town?, includes parts never built

placename:- New Village
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Lowther / R
circle, building and tower, rectory

placename:- Lowther
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Lowther
Circle, building and tower.

placename:- Lowther
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Lowther
Circle, building and tower.

placename:- Lowther
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Wmd) -- probably relevant

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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Lowther
no symbol

placename:- Lowther
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Lowther
Buildings and tower.

placename:- Lowther
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Lowther
circle, building and tower

placename:- Lowther
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.
Lowther

placename:- Lowther
county:- Westmorelandia
village
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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Lowther
circle; village or hamlet

placename:- Lowther
locality:- East Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
/ 40513 / LOWTHER VILLAGE / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 74357 / NY5355723650
courtesy of English Heritage
12 houses. 1766-73 by Robert Adam, as estate houses for Sir James Lowther, part of a model village which was never completed. Mixed sandstone rubble walls with string courses and eaves cornices. Hipped graduated greenslate roofs with banded cement-rendered chimney stacks. Built in open courtyard plan with "palace" facades on 3 sides of a square. Closing the courtyard at one end is a 2-storey, 7-bay house. The longer sides have similar central houses, at either side of which are 2-storey, 3-bay houses flanked by single-storey, 2-bay wings, all joined in a continuous row. Each central house has recessed 3-bay centre and flanking gabled wings. Central plank doors in plain openings with sandstone lintels; wings have off-centre doors. Regularly-spaced C20 casement windows with glazing bars, in plain reveals with red sandstone lintels and sills. Originally divided into 16 houses but altered with HBC grant in 1965. See Ancient Monuments Society's Transactions, 14, pp.57-73, R.W. Brunskill, Lowther Village and Robert Adam.

placename:- Lowther Village
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY53552365
person:- architect : Adam, Robert
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
/ 28-33 / LOWTHER VILLAGE / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 74361 / NY5362023682
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY53622368
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
/ 28-33 / LOWTHER VILLAGE / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 74360 / NY5360823677
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY53602367
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
/ 17-27 / LOWTHER VILLAGE / LOWTHER / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II[star] / 74358 / NY5360323646
district:- Eden
listed building
coordinates:- NY53602364
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

photographs
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button to large Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 10.8.2012
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button to large Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 10.8.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 10.8.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 10.8.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 10.8.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 10.8.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 10.8.2012
tiny photograph, 
button to large Lowther -- Lowther -- Cumbria / -- 22.8.2005

hearsay The 'new' village was built 1773. It was inspired by a sketch of a model village drawn by Robert Adam for Sir James Lowther.

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