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Norfolk Island, Ullswater
Norfolk Island
site name:-   Ullswater
civil parish:-   Patterdale (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   island
coordinates:-   NY39161846
1Km square:-   NY3918
10Km square:-   NY31

BTQ57.jpg (taken 8.10.2010)  
BMY15.jpg (taken 2.11.2006)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 12 7) 
placename:-  House Holm
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) 
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.
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
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evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Ull) 
placename:-  House Holm
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Accurate Map of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, scale about 3 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1783, version published 1800.
"House Holm"
item:-  Armitt Library : 1959.191.7
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evidence:-   probably old map:- West 1784 map
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, about 1784.
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  Householm
source data:-   Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, written and published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787; published 1787-93.
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Page 30:-  "..."
"From Gowbarrow, next proceed to the pleasant little island called Householm, though there is no vestige of an house there. On the higher side is a good landing, and from the island are some truly beautiful and picturesque views."

evidence:-   old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Ullswater) 
placename:-  House Holm
source data:-   Map, A Map of the Lake Ullswater and its Environs, scale about 6.5 ins to 1 mile, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland and in London etc, 1787.
"House Holm"
item:-  private collection : 10.4
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evidence:-   old text:- Green 1814
placename:-  House Holm
source data:-   Set of prints, soft ground etchings, Sixty Small Prints, with text, A Description of a Series of Sixty Small Prints, by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1814.
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page 30:-  "... to the island called House Holm, ... the view from House Holm is exquisite. The splendid display of wood which feathers from the tops of the mountains on the right hand to the margin of the lake, is no where equalled in the north of England. ..."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
placename:-  House Holm
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 8:-  "ULLSWATER"
"... and House-Holm; ... though houseless, is a fine station for viewing the surrounding scenery. ..."

evidence:-   old print:- Green 1819
placename:-  House Holm
item:-  sailing boatboat
source data:-   Print, aquatint, Ulls Water from House Holm, Patterdale, Westmorland, by William Green, 1819, published by R Lough and Co, Chronicle Office, Finkle Street, Kendal, and others, 1820.
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Tipped in opposite vol.1 p.341 of The Tourist's New Guide, by William Green. 
printed at bottom right, centre:-  "Vol.I, page 341, line 22. / ULLS WATER from HOUSE HOLM. / Published at Ambleside, Augt. 1. 1819., by Wm. Green."
item:-  Armitt Library : A1141.10
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BLN91.jpg (taken 7.1.2006)  
BOA25.jpg (taken 25.8.2007)  

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