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placename:- Morecambe Bay
parish Aldingham parish, once in Lancashire
parish Lower Allithwaite parish, once in Lancashire
parish Lower Holker parish, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
bay
coordinates:- SD36
10Km square:- SD36
county:- Lancashire
bay

1Km square SD3060

guide book:- Barber 1873

Guide book, The Tourist's Picturesque Guide to Furness Abbey, the Vicinity, and Lakes Coniston and Windermere, by Henry Barber, published by The Graphotyping Co, 7 Garrick Street and Simpkin, Marshall and Co, Stationers' Hall Court, London, and by J Atkinson, King Street, Ulverston, Cumberland, 5th edn about 1873.
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HEAD OF MORECAMBE BAY, FROM LEVEN VIADUCT
date:- 1873
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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MORECAMBE BAY
area
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MORECAMBE BAY

placename:- Morecambe Bay
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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MORECAMBE BAY

placename:- Morecambe Bay
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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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MORECAMBE BAY

placename:- Morecambe Bay
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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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MORECAMBE BAY

placename:- Morecambe Bay
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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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MORECAMBE BAY

placename:- Morecambe Bay
county:- Lancashire
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 152:-
...
... The ruins of Hilslack and Arnside towers are not very distant; they seem to have been erected to guard the Bay of Morecambe. ...

placename:- Bay of Morecambe
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Perrot 1823

Map, Cumberland, Westmoreland, scale about 38 miles to 1 inch, by Aristide Michel Perrot, engraved by Migneret, 1823, published by Etienne Ledoux, 9 Rue Guenegaud, Paris, France, 1824; published 1824-48.
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B. de Morecambe
bay

placename:- Baie de Morecambe
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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BAY OF MORECAMBE
bay

placename:- Bay of Morecambe
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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 142:-
... Ptolemy's MORICAMBE (sic) is Cartmel bay, perhaps from British Moreb, a haven and Cain white or beautiful, from the white rocks on this coast.
...
Page 153:-
... Helslack tower, now in ruins. ... Arnside tower, the walls thereof not yet much decayed. These towers seem to have been erected to guard the bay; as there are on the opposite side the vestiges of Broughton tower and Bazin tower, so there is Castle head upon the island in Lindal Pow, and higher up the moses of Methop, Ulva, and Foulsham were inaccessible. In the centre of the bay is Peel castle.

placename:- Cartmel Bay
other name:- Moricambe
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Mackenzie 1776

Charts, and sailing directions, Nautical Descriptions of the West Coast of Great Britain, Bristol Channel to Cape Wrath, by Murdoch Mackenzie, published London, 1776.
Page 18:-
... ...
KENT River.
The River Kent, between Sunderland and the Piel-of-Foudray, is very dangerous, and not to be attempted by any stranger, except in necessity; as there are neither buoys, perches, or distinct land-marks to point out the channels to one that is not particularly acquainted. When a vessel is forced into this Bay, the only channels to be pursued are, either Furness, or Grange; the former on the west side of Cartmel-wharfs Bank, which dries about low-water only, the other on the E. side of it: at four hours of flood, a vessel, that draws ten or twelve feet, will have sufficient water over Cartmel-wharfs, near the channel. These channels often discover themselves, by the appearance of the water in them; a good look-out is therefore necessary here.

date:- 1776
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Stukeley 1723

Map of roman roads through Britain, scale about 55 miles to 1 inch, derived from the Antonine Itineraries, plotted by William Stukeley, 1723, published London, 1724.
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date:- 1723
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Morden 1695 (EW)

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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bay
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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bay
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 38)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 237, Lancashire.
Turning left off the road:-
to the water side
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

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

source:- Lloyd 1573 -- probably relevant

Map, Angliae Regni, Kingdom of England, with Wales, scale about 24 miles to 1 inch, authored by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd, drawn and engraved by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
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date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Ptolemy 1578

Prima Europe tabula, Europe Map 1, Ptolemy map of roman Britain, by Gerard Mercator, 1578.
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date:- 1578
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Ptolemy 1793


Map, Albion et Hibernia Britannicae Insulae, from the data of Claudius Ptolemy, 2nd century, on the example of Gerard Mercator, 16th century, scale about 55 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Basire, published for the Society of Antiquaries, 1793.
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Moricambe AEstuarium

placename:- Moricambe AEstuarium
date:- 1793
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Horsley 1732

NB: Horsley's ideas are not all accepted today.
Map, Britannia Antiqua, by Johanne Horsley, 1732. (nb this is tentative data)
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Morecambe AEstuar / Morecambe Bay

placename:- Morecambe AEstuar
other name:- Morecambe Bay
date:- 1732
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old print:- Bogg 1898

Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
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Print, engraving, Cockle Gatherers on Cartmel Sands, Morecambe Bay, by Gilbert Foster, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.220 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.
person:- cockle gatherer
date:-
period:- 19th century, late

text:- Rivet and Smith 1979

Morecambe Bay (whose name is an antiquarian revival).

placename:- Moricambe
other name:- Moriacambe

photographs
Cockles are scooped up from the sand by a fork with three bent iron times, a craam. The jumbo is pounded on the and to make the cockles rise towards the surface.
courtesy of Lancaster Museums.
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button to large Morecambe Bay -- Aldingham and Lower Allithwaite etc -- Cumbria -- Lancashire / -- Cockling; cart, basket of cockles, etc -- 6.9.2013
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button to large Morecambe Bay -- Aldingham and Lower Allithwaite etc -- Cumbria -- Lancashire / -- Cockling; cart, basket of cockles, jumbo, etc -- 6.9.2013

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