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site name:- Fawe Park
parish Above Derwent parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
viewpoint; station
coordinates:- NY2522
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2522

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

Summit of the ridge above the house?
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.
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Summit of Foe park / Ld. Wm. Gordon's / 6th. Station

other name:- station, Derwent Water, West 6
site name:- Foe Park
viewpoint; hill
Altitude 407 feet
coordinates:- NY25272271
person:- : Gordon, William, Lord
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

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 105:-
STATION VI. From Swinside continue the walk by Foe-park. This is a sweet evening walk, and had the sun shone out, Mr. Gray would have perceived his mistake in being here in the morning. 'October 5,' he writes, 'I walked through the meadows and corn-fields to the Derwent, and crossing it, went up How-hill; it looks along Bassenthwaite-water, and sees at the same time the
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Page 106:-
course of the river, and part of the upper lake, with a full view of Skiddaw: then I took my way through Portinscale village to the park (Foe-park) a hill so called, covered entirely with wood; it is all a mass of crumbling slate; passed round its foot, between the trees and the edge of the water, and came to a peninsula that juts out into the lake, and looks along it both ways; in front rises Wallow-crag and Castle-hill, the town, the road to Penrith, Skiddaw, and Saddle-back. After dinner walked up Penrith road,' &c.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 207:-
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Oct. 5. ... Passed round its [Fawe Park hill] foot, between trees and the edge of the water, and came to a peninsula that juts out into the lake, and looks along it
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both ways; in front rises Wallow-crag and Castle-hill, the town, the road to Penrith, Skiddaw, and Saddleback. ...

other name:- station, Derwent Water, West 6
date:- 1769; 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 1770s

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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