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 Coniston Water
viewpoint, Beck Leven Foot
locality:-   Beck Leven Foot
civil parish:-   Coniston (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   viewpoint
1Km square:-   SD3095
10Km square:-   SD39

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  station, Coniston, West 3
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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Page 51:-  "..."
"STATION III. After crossing the common where grows a picturesque yew tree on the right hand, and a small peninsula rushes into the lake on the left, crowned with a single tree, enter the grove, and pass a gate, and bridge that crosses a small rivulet. Look for a fragment of dark-colored rock on the margin of the water, and near it will be found the best stand for the artist to take the finest view on the lake. Looking across the lake, by the south end of the grove that conceals Coniston-hall, and over the cultivated tract that rises behind it, between two swells of rocks, a cataract will meet the eye, issuing from the bosom of the mountains. The side ground on the right is a wooded, sloping rock, and over it the road is catched slanting along. The near foreground is the greatest extent of the lake; and behind the immediate mountains, the Westmorland fells are seen towering to the clouds. This station will be found, by company coming down the lake, at the"
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Page 52:-  "circular bay; where the road first joins the level of the water."

evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con) 
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, An Accurate Map of Coniston Lake, scale about 3 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1788, version published 1809.
"West's 3d. Station"
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item:-  JandMN : 182.5
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evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con) 
placename:-  station, Coniston, West 3
source data:-   Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
"West's 3d. Station"
about 6 furlongs north of Knott's Island. 

person:-   author
 : West, Thomas
place:-   Coniston Water
date:-   1778
period:-   18th century, late
period:-   1780s
item:-   guide bookGuide to the Lakes

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