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Ouse Bridge, Blindcrake
Ouse Bridge
locality:-   Ouse Bridge
civil parish:-   Blindcrake (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY19983219 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY1932
10Km square:-   NY13

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
source data:-   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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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769 
Page 208:-  "..."
"Oct. 6. Went in a chaise eight miles along the east side of Bassenthwaite-water to Ouse-bridge, ..."

evidence:-   old text:- Clarke 1787
placename:-  Ouzebridge
placename:-  Ewsbridge
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 93:-  "..."
"... Then arrive at Ouzebridge, commonly pronounced Ewsbridge, a very good and commodious inn, where we will dine."

evidence:-   old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Bassenthwaite Lake) 
placename:-  Ousebridge
source data:-   Map, A Map of Broadwater and its Environs, ie Bassenthwaite Lake, scale about 6.5 ins to 1 mile, by James Clarke, engraved by Neele, 352 Strand, published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland and in London etc, 1787.
"Ousebridge / J. Christian Esqr."
item:-  private collection : 10.8
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evidence:-   road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802) 
placename:-  Ouse Bridge
source data:-   Road book, itineraries, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 2nd edn 1802.
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page 557-558  "Ouse Bridge"
item:-  JandMN : 228.2
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evidence:-   old map:- Wallis 1810 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Ouse Bridge
source data:-   Road map, hand coloured engraving, Cumberland, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, by James Wallis, 77 Berwick Stree, Soho, London, 1810.
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"Ouse Bridge"
village, hamlet, house, ... 
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2009.81.10
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Hearsay reports the sport of water horse racing in the late 18th century. Horses were taken by barge to the middle of the lake, where the barge was ?sunk, the first horse ashore is the winner.

NY19983222 Bridge End (Blindcrake)
NY20073220 bridge, Ouse Bridge (Blindcrake / Bassenthwaite)
NY19963220 Herdwick Croft Farm (Blindcrake)
NY19923226 house, Ouse Bridge (Blindcrake)
NY19963216 Ouse Bridge Inn (Blindcrake)
NY19983219 Ouse Bridge (Blindcrake)
NY19963210 Ouse Bridge (Blindcrake / Setmurthy) L
NY2032 viewpoint, Ouse Bridge Inn (Bassenthwaite)
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