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placename:- Kendal to Windermere
other name:- Windermere to Kendal
other name:- A591
parish Kendal parish, once in Westmorland
parish Strickland Ketel parish, once in Westmorland
parish Nether Staveley parish, once in Westmorland
parish Over Staveley parish, once in Westmorland
parish Hugill parish, once in Westmorland
parish Windermere parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
road; route
10Km square:- SD59
10Km square:- SD49
road code:- Kndl=Wndr
suffix:- KtoW

old map:- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
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date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

source:- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
... The western route, on leaving Kendal, heads straight for Windermere, climbing up a steep hill to an old toll-gate, passing through Staveley and then descending to Windermere town, which has grown up as a modern holiday centre on the very shore of the beautiful lake of the same name, the largest of the group. ...

date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

old map:- Prior 1874 map 1

Map, Winander Mere, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1874.
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To Kendal
double line; road
date:- 1874
period:- 19th century, late; 1870s

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 5:-
... When the traveller foot or horseback sees certain reaches of Lake Windermere from Orrest Head, lying deep down below him, he knows he is coming near the end of the railway, ... The old coach road over Orrest Head and the railway meet at the new village of Windermere, whence the road to Bowness descends, ...
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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date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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A to K 13 1/2 Ms.
Distance Kendal to Ambleside; the old road ignores Windermere, which didn't much exist.
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 22:-
...
The road leaves Kendal by a steep ascent, having the workhouse and prison on either hand. The views northward, in the direction of Shap and Orton, are pretty, not unlike the vale of Derbyshire: southward, there is an opening through the marble jaws of Underbarrow, showing the varied
Page 23:-
but pleasing localities of the country. Five miles from Kendal is Stavely, ...
Page 160:-
...
VII. KENDAL TO AMBLESIDE.- 13½ M.
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Baker 1802

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
pp.25-26:-
... After passing a short way from Kendal, the views of the country become extremely interesting. Near the eye some of it is waste, partly spotted, and patched, with short wood, and it is partially cultivated, whilst massive protuberances or fractured partitions of the native stratum of grey-coloured stone bursts to appearance through the soil in every direction. At some part of the way, the distance is disagreeably w[i]ld, at others placid, romantic, and picturesque. Sometimes there appears over the whole the vast Stavely and Coitmoor fells towering among the clouds in indescribable sublimity. ...
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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though no Windermere, double line, light dark solid; road
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 267-268
At Kendal ... on l. [T.Rs.] to Milthorpe, Ulverston, Winander Mere, and Ambleside.
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page 317-318
LONDON to Cockermouth and Workington
part of
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page 317-318
Near 2 Miles beyond Kendal, on l. a T.R. to Winander Mere
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road map:- Cary 1790 (Wmd/edn 1792)

Map, Westmoreland, now Cumbria, scale about 11.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 1790; published 1790-1828.
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no Windermere shown double line, with road distances from Lendal
date:- 1790
period:- 18th century, late; 1790s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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double line; road, bold, main road, with mile numbers
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Kitchin 1767 (plate 84)

Road book with strip road map maps, Kitchin's Post Chaise Companion, by Thomas Kitchin, published by Robert Sayer, 53 Fleet Street, John Bowles, Cornhill, and Carington Bowles, St Paul's Church Yard, London, 1767.
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date:- 1767
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Kendal to Ambleside 13 4
double line, solid and dotted
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double line, solid
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bowen 1720 (plate 260)

Road book, Britannia Depicta Or Ogilby Improv'd, including road strip maps with sections in Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, derived from maps by Ogilby, 1675, and a county map of Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, with text by John Owen, published by Emanuel Bowen, London, 1720; published 1720-64.
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The Road from Kendal to Cockermouth - from Kendal on past Keswick, Cumberland. Places labelled are:-
Kendal, a Com~on, The Castle, Lunt Flu / 1 ... 2 / Barnside on right / 3 ... 5 / Stanley / 6, Caston / Chappel on ye Inges on right / 7 / Grass Gate on right?, Broad Gate on left? / 8 / Winandermere / ...
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Bowen 1720 (plate 259)

Road book, Britannia Depicta Or Ogilby Improv'd, including road strip maps with sections in Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, derived from maps by Ogilby, 1675, and a county map of Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, with text by John Owen, published by Emanuel Bowen, London, 1720; published 1720-64.
Plate 259 has the title cartouche for:-
The Roads from KENDAL to COCKERMOUTH, &c. Containing 32 Comp. and 43'7 measd. Miles &c.
and a table of distances, computed and measured miles in miles'furlongs, which includes, from Kendal:-
Stanley 4 / 5'3
...
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Ogilby 1675

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.
image OG96KtoW, button   goto source.
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date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, early; 1670s

old map:- Speed 1611

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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road N from Stricklandgate

date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Wmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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single line, solid; minor road; to Applethwaite; Kendal, Stavely, Weston Hall - Reston Hall, Applethwaite
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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Double line.
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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double line

county:- Westmorland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

old road map:- Rumney 1899

Guide book, The Cyclist's Guide to the English Lake District, by A W Rumney, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, and Liverpool, 1899.
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Road map, strip map, gradient diagram, and itinerary for Route I, Kendal to Keswick, Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, by A W Rumney, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, and Liverpool, 1899.
On p.14 of the Cyclist's Guide to the English Lake District, by A W Rumney.
printed at top:-
Route I.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late

hearsay A survey made for the promoters of the Kendal and Windermere branch railway gave figures for travellers from Kendal to Bowness or Ambleside, November 1843 to November 1844 - 5934 on horse or by post chaise; 3375 in private carriages; 3755 by the Whitehaven Mail or Mazeppa stage coaches. This does include carts.

places
mapping:- Kendal
Staveley, Over Staveley
Windermere

route segments
mapping:- Kndl=Cckr:m000Kndl=Cckr:m005

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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