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viewpoint, Harrow Farm
site name:-   Harrow Farm
locality:-   Harrowslack (?) 
civil parish:-   Claife (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   viewpoint
coordinates:-   SD38929623 (guess) 
1Km square:-   SD3896
10Km square:-   SD39

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 60:-  "... at the gate leading to the ferry-house, follow the path to the left, having a stone-wall on the right, until you approach the farm-house called Harrow. Here a charming picture will present itself in an elegant style. The island, from this stand, appears with much variety of shore; indented and embayed; almost surrounded with islets; adorned with ancient oaks and scattered trees [1]. Here the lake is caught a second time over the island; and the village and church of Bowness hang on its banks. A sweeter picture than this, the lake does not"
"[1] In the collection of Views of the Lakes, engraved by Messrs. Byrne &c. Mr. Farrington's view from the hill above the ferry-house, represents this scene."
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Page 61:-  "furnish.- The artist will find a proper stand on the inside of the stone-wall."

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

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