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viewpoint, Dalehead Hall
site name:-   Dalehead Hall
civil parish:-   St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   viewpoint
coordinates:-   NY31331750 (?) 
1Km square:-   NY3117
10Km square:-   NY31

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
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 84:-  "..."
"At the sixth mile-post, from the top of an eminence on the left, there is a good general view of the lake [Leathes Water] and vale; but the most pic-"
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Page 85:-  "[pic]turesque point is from an eminence behind Dale-head house. This end is beautifully decorated with two small islands, dressed with wood, and charmingly placed. The lake terminates sweetly with a pyramidal rock, wooded to the top; and, opposite to it, a silvery grey rock hanging over its base, towards the lake, has a fine effect."

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

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