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Millbeck, Great Langdale
locality:-   Great Langdale
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality
coordinates:-   NY29500661
1Km square:-   NY2906
10Km square:-   NY20

BLK22.jpg (taken 17.11.2005)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 25 3) 
placename:-  Millbeck
source data:-   Maps, 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.

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Mill Becks
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
"Mill Becks"
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet? 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
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evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
placename:-  Mill Reeks
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
"Mill Reeks"
block/s, labelled in italic lowercase; house, or hamlet 
item:-  JandMN : 129
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evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
placename:-  Milbeck
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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Page 104:-  "... Mill Beck is the stream flowing from Stickle Tarn, and gives name to two farm-houses, at one of which it may be convenient to leave the horses, while visiting Dungeon Gill. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Millbeck
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
block, building 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
placename:-  Milbeck
source data:-   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 1855-76.
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Page 146:-  "... Four miles from the top of the Stake will bring him down to Langdale Head; and two miles more, to the farmhouse of Milbeck."
"From that farmhouse, where travellers can make a good meal of farmhouse fare, there is one thing to be done without doubt;- to visit Dungeon Ghyll. As for the rest, this house is the point of departure in various directions, ..."
"Strangers who arrive untired generally go to the Ghyll while their ham and eggs are preparing. ..."

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Millbeck Farm
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage

evidence:-   old print:- Rose 1832-35
placename:-  Mill Beck, Great Langdale
source data:-   Print, engraving, Mill Beck, Great Langdale, by Thomas Allom, engraved, by S Bradshaw, 1835.
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item:-  JandMN : 66.11
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