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 Bassenthwaite Lake
viewpoint, Broadness
site name:-   Broadness
civil parish:-   Bassenthwaite (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   viewpoint
coordinates:-   NY22042968 (about) 
1Km square:-   NY2229
10Km square:-   NY22

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  station, Bassenthwaite, 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 122:-  "..."
"STATION III. The next remarkable promontory is Bradness, a round green hill, that,"
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Page 123:-  "spreading itself into the lake, forms a bay, with Bowness to the south. The best general view of the lake, is from the crown of this hill, behind the farm-house. Here you look over three bays finely formed. Nothing can be imagined more elegant than the sinuosity of this side, contrasted with the steep shore and lofty woods of the opposite. The view upwards is not less charming, being indented and wooded to the water's edge."

evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Bas) 
placename:-  station, Bassenthwaite, West 3
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, An Accurate Map of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, scale about 3 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1783, version published 1800.
"West's 3d. Station"
on Bradness. 
item:-  Armitt Library : 1959.191.4
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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"... but few would think themselves repaid for the trouble of visiting West's stations on the promontories of Broadness and Scarness."

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

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