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placename:- St Bees
parish St Bees parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NX971116
10Km square:- NX91
place code:- StBs

1Km square NX9711

photograph

St Bees -- St Bees -- Cumbria / -- Main Street. -- 2.1.2007
photograph

St Bees -- St Bees -- Cumbria / -- Perhaps the remains of a village pump? on the wall of the school, opposite the church. -- NX96961211 (at) -- 2.1.2007

old print:- Bradley 1901

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Print, uncoloured lithograph, St Bees, Cumberland, by Joseph Pennell, published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1901.
On page 155 of Highways and Byways in the Lake District, by A G Bradley.
printed at bottom:-
St. Bees.

placename:- St Bees
date:- 1901
period:- 1900s

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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St. Bees
blocks, settlement

placename:- St Bees
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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St. Bees

placename:- St Bees
county:- Cumberland
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 76:-
...
From Egremont it is four miles to Saint Bees; which is a long village reaching down the side of a ridge into a deep, contracted vale, which embraces in a semi-circular sweep the bold bluff heads. It is chiefly celebrated for its grammar-school, and for its abbey.

placename:- St Bees
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd)

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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St Bees
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement

placename:- St Bees
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
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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ST. BEES

placename:- St Bees

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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St. Bees
blocks, italic lowercase text, village, hamlet, locality

placename:- St Bees
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 180:-
...
... St. Beges in Coupland ... Archbishop Grindal, who was born here, ... A bridge leading to the village has the archbishop's initials 1588.

placename:- St Beges
person:- : Grindal, Edmund; Canterbury, Archbishop of
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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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St Bees
circle, tower? badly placed

placename:- St Bees
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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...
Westward, and a little to the N. of Egremond, juts out a Promontory, call'd St. Bees Head, whereon is the Town of St. Bees, made famous for being the Birth Place of Archbishop Grindal, who founded and endow'd a good Grammar School there ...

placename:- St Bees
person:- : Grindal, Archbishop
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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St. Bees
circle, italic lowercase text; village, hamlet or locality

placename:- St Bees
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

descriptive text:- Defoe 1724-26

Travel book, Tour through England and Wales, by Daniel Defoe, published in parts, London, 1724-26.
In the little town [St Bees], which bears her name there, is a very good free-school, ...

date:- 1724=1726
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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St. Bees
Circle, building and tower.

placename:- St Bees
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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St Bees
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement or house

placename:- St Bees
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

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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S. Bees
Buildings and tower.

placename:- St Bees
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Jenner 1643

Table of distances and map, Cumberland, now Cumbria, scale about 21 miles to 1 inch, by Thomas Jenner, London, 1643.
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S Bees
circle

placename:- St Bees
date:- 1643
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

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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S. Bees
dot, circle, and tower

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

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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St Bees
circle, building, tower

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

source:- Lloyd 1573

Map, Angliae Regni, Kingdom of England, with Wales, scale about 24 miles to 1 inch, authored by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd, drawn and engraved by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
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St. Bees

placename:- St Bees
date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.
Sct: bees

placename:- St Bees
county:- Cumberlandia
village
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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St. Bees
circle; village or hamlet

placename:- St Bees
locality:- Allerdale above Derwent Ward
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

A limerick out of form:-


old print:- Linton 1852

Guide book, A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, guide to the Lake District etc, by John Linton, published by Whittaker and Co, London, etc, 1852.
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Print, engraving, Saint Bees, St Bees, Cumberland, drawn by R Shepherd, engraved by W H Lizars, Edinburgh, published by Whittaker and Co, London, and by R Gibson and Son and by Callander and Dixon, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1852.
Tipped in opposite p.24 of A Handbook of the Whitehaven and Furness Railway, by John Linton.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
R. Shepherd delt. / W. H. Lizars sc. / SAINT BEES.

placename:- Saint Bees
date:- 1852
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- 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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Print, halftone photograph, St Bees, Cumberland, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, and Liverpool, 1899.
On p.65 of the Cyclist's Guide to the English Lake District, by A W Rumney.
printed at bottom:-
By permission of "Cycling." / ST. BEES.

placename:- St Bees
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Saint Bees, Cumberland, drawn by R Shepherd, published 1850s-60s.
Notice the Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway.
printed at bottom:-
SAINT BEES

placename:- St Bees
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large St Bees -- St Bees -- Cumbria / -- Statue of St Bega by Colin Telfer, Maryport, 2000. -- 2.1.2007

story Bega was the daughter of an irish king, 7th-9th century, and fled Ireland in a small boat when she refused the man her father had chosen for her as husband. She was washed ashore near here, and when she moved on she left behind an arm ring. The priory founded here had this relic.
After the priory was dissolved at the Dissolution of the Monasteries, 1539, a muddled version of the story was told. The Bega wanted to found a nunnery here and was granted as much land the Earl of Egremont, in jest, as would be covered by snow the next day. Next day was midsummer, and it snowed, so she got her land.

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button   cross, St Bees
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button   gate, St Bees
button   gate, St Bees (2)
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button   house, St Bees
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button   house, St Bees (5)
button   Isle of Man Submarine Telegraph, St Bees
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button   level crossing, St Bees
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button   Manor House, St Bees
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button   Nether Wasdale Township
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button   Orchard House, St Bees
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button   Redbourn House, St Bees
button   ring of bells, St Bees
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button   Rottington Hall, St Bees
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button   school, St Bees
button   Sea Cote Hotel, St Bees
button   St Bees Liberal Club, St Bees
button   St Bees Lifeboat Station, St Bees
button   St Bees Methodist Church, St Bees
button   St Bees Moor, St Bees
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button   St Bees: Finkle Street
button   St Bees: Finkle Street, 16
button   St Bees: Lonsdale Terrace
button   St Bees: Main Street, 81
button   St Bees: Main Street, 82
button   St Bees: Outrigg Place
button   St Bees: Post Office
button   St Bees: Vale View
button   St Mary and St Bega, St Bees
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button   sundial, St Bees
button   war memorial, St Bees
button   war memorial, St Bees (2)
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button   Westwell House, St Bees
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