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North Scale, Walney Island
North Scale
locality:-   Walney Island
civil parish:-   Barrow-in-Furness (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   SD18297011 (etc) 
1Km square:-   SD1870
10Km square:-   SD17

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 21 7) 
placename:-  North Scale
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 text:- West 1774
placename:-  Northscale
source data:-   Book, with map and prints, The Antiquities of Furness, by Thomas West, Tytup Hall, Furness, Lancashire, printed by T Spilsbury, Cook's Court, Carey Street, Lincon's Inn, London, 1774; published 1774-1822?
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Page 379:-  "At Northscale in the Isle of Walney, there are several wells, which furnish the inhabitants with fresh water, and receive their supply from the sea; for their contents accumulate and recede, as often as the tides; and there is the greatest quantity of water when the tides are high, and the least when they are low. These wells are situated close by the side of Walney channel, and are sunk into a bed of sand before any water can be procured: hence,it is reasonable to suppose, that the salt water is deprived of its saline particles by percolating through this arenaceous stratum."
"The deepest wells begin to gain water about half flood, but those which perforate the higher part of the stratum, are then empty, and do not receive their supply until about the time of high-water, and during the first part of the ebb tide; for the fresh water will continue to accumulate until it attains the level of the salt water in the channel; and as, it is highly probable, that the salt water rises much faster in the channel than the fresh water in the wells, on account of this last having to pass through the bed of sand, consequently the tide must subside before the two fluids will be exactly upon a level."

evidence:-   probably old map:- West 1784 map
placename:-  North End
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 map:- Laurie and Whittle 1806
placename:-  North Scale
source data:-   Road map, Completion of the Roads to the Lakes, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, by Nathaniel Coltman? 1806, published by Robert H Laurie, 53 Fleet Street, London, 1834.
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"North Scale"
village or other place 
item:-  private collection : 18.18
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evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  North Scale
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
"North Scale"
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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SD18186995 Crown, The (Barrow-in-Furness)
SD18187017 Keral House (Barrow-in-Furness)
SD18306983 stone wall, Walney Island (Barrow-in-Furness)
SD18306969 Walney Island: North Scale, 1 (Barrow-in-Furness) L
SD18326976 Channel View Barn (Barrow-in-Furness)
SD18296978 Walney Island: North Scale, 19 (Barrow-in-Furness) L
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