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placename:- Ormathwaite Hall
locality:- Ormathwaite
parish Underskiddaw parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY26822531
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2625


Ormathwaite Hall -- Ormathwaite -- Underskiddaw -- Cumbria / -- 21.5.2013

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 100:-
Having passed Crookelty-Bridge, we see Armathwaite (sic), the seat of William Brownrigg, Esq; M.D.; this house and every thing round it are planned and executed in all the charming simplicity of refined taste. The learned owner has been long and justly celebrated for his extensive acquaintance with every branch of medical and philosophical knowledge: as a chemist and electrician he may perhaps stand unrivalled; and it is generally believed, that both Dr Franklin and Dr Priestly stand indebted to him for many of their most important discoveries. He has by him a great number of invaluable essays on almost every subject, but could never be persuaded to give them to the world: I can only add, that I hope, for the sake of science, he will change his present resolution.

placename:- Armathwaite
person:- scientist : Brownrigg, William, Dr
person:- scientist : Priestley, Dr
person:- scientist : Franklin, Dr
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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Here Stands the Beautiful Villa of W. Brownrigg Esqr. M.D. F.R.S. It came to I. B. Walsh Esqr. in the Year 1800
Close by Ormathwaite.
person:- : Brownrigg, W
person:- : Walsh, I B
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
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Mrs Radcliffe's Ride over Skiddaw, 1794
Page 304:-
... More under shelter of Skiddaw, where the vale spreads into a sweet retired nook, lay the house and grounds of Dr. Brownrigg - ...
person:- : Brownrigg, Dr
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96) -- probably relevant

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 30, Cumberland.
House off the road to the right.
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage

placename:- Ormathwaite Hall
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY26792532
person:- : Brownrigg Family
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage

placename:- Ormathwaite Hall
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NY26822531
person:- : Brownrigg, William, Dr
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

hearsay Two georgian houses set at right angles facing a common lawn.

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