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viewpoint, Stybarrow Crag
site name:-   Stybarrow Crag
civil parish:-   Patterdale (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   viewpoint
1Km square:-   NY3817
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.
image WS21P156, button  goto source
Page 156:-  "[Pass] Newbridge, and the road winds up a steep rock, having the lake underneath you on the left. From the top, you have a view under the trees, both up and down the lake. Martindale-fell, a naked grey rock, on the opposite shore, rises abruptly from the water, to an Alpine height, and with an astonishing effect. The rock you stand on hangs over the lake, which seems blue and unfathomable to the eye. An island in the middle space has a beautiful appearance. This is the most romantic, striking, and terrible situation upon the lake, especially if the wind blows the surges of water against the rock below you. The shores on both sides upwards are very pleasing, and the little decorating isles are scattered in the most exquisite taste, and delightful order. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Ull) 
placename:-  Sty Barrow Crag
placename:-  station, Ullswater, West 2
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Accurate Map of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, scale about 3 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1783, version published 1800.
"Sty Barrow Crag / West's 2d. Station"
item:-  Armitt Library : 1959.191.7
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person:-   author
 : West, Thomas
place:-   Ullswater
date:-   1778
period:-   18th century, late
period:-   1780s
item:-   guide bookGuide to the Lakes

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