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placename:- Smaithwaite Bridge
site name:- St John's Beck
locality:- Smaithwaite
parish St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
bridge
coordinates:- NY31551955
10Km square:- NY31

1Km square NY3119

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

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Photograph, black and white, Smaithwaite Bridge, Castle Rock, etc, St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, photographer, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
internegative at lower left:-
H. Bell
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

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 50:-
... A little beyond, cross St. John's Beck, the water of which flows out of Thirlmere, by Smalthwaite Bridge of one arch, which is a fine study for the artist, along with its accompaniments. ...
Page 165:-
...
... the picturesque bridge of Smalthwaite spans, with a single arch, St. John's Beck, ...

placename:- Smalthwaite Bridge
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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 317-318
Smalthwaite Bridge

placename:- Smalthwaite Bridge
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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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road across stream
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bowen 1720 (plate 260)

We are not sure where this bridge and stream were since Wythburn Water was enlarged to become Thirlmere reservoir.
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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Smathode Bridge over Thurlmire Fluvius
At mile 25.

placename:- Smathode Bridge
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Double line over a stream, near Legburthwate.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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two lines cross a stream; bridge
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679 -- possibly relevant

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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double line over a stream; bridge
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

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 25, Cumberland.
Smathods bridg over Thurlemire fluv:
the road crossing the river, no bridge drawn.

placename:- Smathods Bridge
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Double line crossing the stream; this rather than High Bridge.
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

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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double line across St John's Beck
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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North of Legberthaite.
county:- Cumberlandia
bridge
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

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