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placename:- Red Tarn
locality:- Helvellyn
parish Patterdale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
lake
coordinates:- NY347152
10Km square:- NY31

1Km square NY3415

photograph

Red Tarn -- Helvellyn -- Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- 9.7.2009

text:- Mason 1907 (edn 1930)

Page 20:-
...
The best way to see the mountain [Helvellyn] in its grandeur is to follow the track that leads up by the Red Tarn. A tarn is a small mere, or lake, high up among the mountains. This Red Tarn lies in a dip about 600 feet from the summit. It is shut in between two sloping walls of rock, the Striding Edge, and the Swirral Edge, ...
date:- 1907
period:- 1900s

source:- Philip/Wilson 1890s

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STRIDING EDGE AND RED TARN, HELVELLYN.
date:- 1895
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Red Tarn, Helvellyn, Patterdale, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower right:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Red Tarn, Helvellyn, Patterdale, Westmorland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower right:-
H. Bell
person:- photographer : Bell, Herbert
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 180:-
A TABLE OF THE LENGTH, BREADTH, AND DEPTH OF THE LAKES.
No. : Names of Lakes. : Counties : Length in Miles. : Extreme breadth in Miles : Extreme depth in Feet : Height above the Sea
6 : Red Tarn, Helvellyn : Westmorland : - : - : - : 2400
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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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Red Tarn
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn

placename:- Red Tarn
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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... Red Tarn, also of considerable extent, containing about twenty acres, is upon the
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highest level of any of the mountain tarns; being upwards of two thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and about seven hundred feet below the summit of Helvellyn; from whence into it you might almost cast a stone. ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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lake

old print:- Robertson 1911

Wordsworthshire, by Eric Robertson, Windermere, Westmorland, illustrated by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
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Print, lithograph? Red Tarn, Helvellyn, from a watercolour by Arthur Tucker, published by Chatto and Windus, London, 1911.
Tipped in opposite p.226 of Wordsworthshire by Eric Robertson.
Striding Edge in the foreground.
printed at bottom:-
RED TARN, HELVELLYN
signed at painting lower left:-
Arthur Tucker

placename:- Red Tarn
date:- 1911
period:- 1910s

old print:- Jenkinson 1875

Guide book, A Practical Guide to the English Lake District, by Henry Irwin Jenkinson, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 4th edition 1875.
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Print, lithograph, outline view, Panoramic Sketches from Helvellyn, Westmorland, by Edwin A Pettitt, London, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1875.
... Red Tarn ...

placename:- Red Tarn
date:- 1875
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Fielding 1822 (plate 23)

Set of prints, aquatints, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire Illustrated, drawn by Theodore Henry Adolphus Fielding, published by Thomas McLean, 10 Frith Street, Soho Square, London, 1822.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Red Tarn, Patterdale, Westmorland, by Theodore H A Fielding, published by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, London, et al, 1822.
Plate 23 in the set of prints, Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire Illustrated.
printed at bottom, left, centre:-
T. Fielding delt. / RED TARN.

placename:- Red Tarn
date:- 1822
period:- 19th century, early

old photograph:- 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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Photograph, halftone print, Red Tarn, Helvellyn, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumbria, by W G Foster, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.172 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.

placename:- Red Tarn
date:-
period:- 19th century, late

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Red Tarn -- Helvellyn -- Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- Striding Edge behind. -- 20.6.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Red Tarn -- Helvellyn -- Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- Striding Edge behind. -- 20.6.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Red Tarn -- Helvellyn -- Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- Helvellyn behind. -- 20.6.2011

photographs
Artificial outlet.
tiny photograph, 
button to large Red Tarn -- Helvellyn -- Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- 20.6.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Red Tarn -- Helvellyn -- Patterdale -- Cumbria / -- 20.6.2011

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