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site name:- Swinside
parish Above Derwent parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
viewpoint; station
Altitude 801 feet
coordinates:- NY2422
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2422

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Der)

Summit of Swinside Hill?
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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Swinside Hill / 5th. Station

other name:- station, Derwent Water, West 5
site name:- Swinside Hill
viewpoint
coordinates:- NY24332245
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 V. This view [that from Crow Park] is seen to much greater advantage from the side of Swinside, a little before sun-set, where the vale and both the lakes are in full view, with the whole extent of rocky shore at the upper, and the flextures of the lower lake. And when the last beams of the sun rest on the purple summit of Skiddaw, and the deep shade of Wythop's wooded brows is stretched over the lake, the effect is amazingly great.

other name:- station, Derwent Water, West 5
site name:- Crow Park
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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