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 Loweswater lake
viewpoint, Flass Wood
site name:-   Flass Wood
civil parish:-   Loweswater (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   viewpoint
coordinates:-   NY14352021 (about) 
1Km square:-   NY1420
10Km square:-   NY12

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.
image WS21P140, button  goto source
Page 140:-  "..."
"An evening view of both lakes [Loweswater and Crummock Water], is from the side of Mell-break, at the gate, under a coppice of oaks, in the road to Ennerdale. No-"
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Page 141:-  "[No]thing exceeds, in composition, the parts of this landscape. They are all great, and lie in fine order of perspective. If the view be taken from the round knoll, at the lower end of the lake, the appearance of the mountains that bound it is astonishing. You have Mellbreak on the right, and Grasmire on the left, and betwixt them, a stupendous amphitheatre of mountains, whose tops are all broken and dissimilar, and of different hues, and their bases skirted with wood, or clothed with verdure. In the centre point of this amphitheatre is a huge pyramidal broken rock, that seems with its figure to change place, as you move across the fore-ground, and gives much variety to the scenes, and alters the picture at every pace. In short, the picturesque views in this district are many; some mixt, others purely sublime, but all surprise and please. The genius of the greatest adepts in landscape, might here improve in taste and judgement; and the most enthusiastic ardor for pastoral poetry and painting, will here find an inexhaustible source of scenes and images."

evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (But/Cru/Low) 
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, An Accurate Map of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, scale about 3 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1794, version published 1800.
"2d. Station / Flass wood"
With the map title:-  "... The 2d. Station was the Favourite one of Dr. Brownrigg, and Dr. Franklin ..."
item:-  Armitt Library : 1959.191.2
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evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (But/Cru/Low) 
placename:-  station, Buttermere, Crosthwaite 2
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.
"2d. Station / Flass wood"
"The 2d. Station was the Favourite of one of Dr. Brownrigg, and Dr. Franklin, ..."

person:-   map maker
 : Crosthwaite, Peter
place:-   Buttermere / Crummock Water / Loweswater
date:-   1794
period:-   18th century, late
period:-   1790s
item:-   mapAccurate Map of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes

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