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house, Lord's Island
site name:-   Lord's Island
site name:-   Derwent Water
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY26572191
1Km square:-   NY2621
10Km square:-   NY22

evidence:-   possibly descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P150, button  goto source
Page 150:-  "... Here [Keswick] was the seat of the ancient lords of the manor of Der-"
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Page 151:-  "[Der]went-water, probably raised on the ruins of the Roman fortress: but after the heiress of that family was married to Ratcliff's, the family seat was removed into Northumberland, and the castle went to ruins; and with the stones thereof the Ratcliff's built a house of pleasure in one of the islands in Derwent-water [1]. ..."
"[1] Nicholson's History of Cumberland, page 86."

site of 15th century house, with 16th century extension

Perriam, D R &Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6; plan

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