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 Crummock Water
viewpoint, Rannerdale Knotts
site name:-   Rannerdale Knotts
civil parish:-   Buttermere (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   viewpoint
coordinates:-   NY16251818
1Km square:-   NY1618
10Km square:-   NY11
SummaryText:-   Different writers have chosen different positions on the hillside to be their viewpoint.

CAY05.jpg (taken 11.6.2014)  
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CAY06.jpg  Panorama from the viewpoint.
(taken 11.6.2014)  

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  Randon Knot
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 138:-  "..."
"... From the crest of this rock [Randon-knot], the whole extent of the lake [Crummock Water] is discovered. On the western side the mountains rise immediately from the water's edge, bold and abrupt. Just in front, between Blea-crag and Mell-break, (two spiral hills) the hoarse resounding noise of a water-fall is heard across the lake, concealed within the bosom of the cliff, through which it has forced its way, and when viewed from the foot of the fall, is a most astonishing phaenomenon."
"This lake is beautified with three small isles. One of rock lies just before you. The"
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Page 139:-  "whole eastern shore is diversified with bays, the banks with scattered trees, and a few inclosures, terminated by a hanging wood. At the foot of the lake, a high-crowned hill pushes forward, fringed with trees, and sweetly laid out with inclosures; and above it, on a cultivated slope, is the chapel of Lowes-water, surrounded with scattered farms. Behind all, Low-fell raises its verdant front; a sweet contrast to his murky neighbours, and a pleasing termination, either as seen from the top of this rock, or from the bosom of the lake."
"The chain of pyramidal mountains on each side of this narrow vale, are extremely picturesque. They rise from distinct bases, and swell into the most grotesque forms of serrated or broken rocks."

evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (But/Cru/Low) 
placename:-  station, Hause Point
placename:-  station, Buttermere, Crosthwaite 4
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.
"4th. Station / Buttermere Hawse"
The viewpoint is marked between the road and the lake shore, ie below the road. 
item:-  Armitt Library : 1959.191.2
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
placename:-  station, Hause Point
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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Page 127:-  "... a good view of Crummock Lake may be had, by riding a mile and a half on the eastern side, to a rocky point called the Hause. ..."

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