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Styhead Gill
runs into:-    Derwent, River

locality:-   Sty Head
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   river
1Km square:-   NY2210
10Km square:-   NY21

BNM89.jpg (taken 4.4.2007)  
BQO07.jpg (taken 12.5.2009)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 74 8) 
placename:-  Styhead Gill
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
single or double wiggly line; a river 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   old text:- Green 1810
source data:-   Set of prints, soft ground etchings, Sixty Studies from Nature, by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, drawn 1808-10, published 1810.
image GN14p078, button  goto source
page 78:-  "... The source of the river passing under this bridge [Folly Bridge] is in Sprinkling Tarn, which, decending the mountain Sprinkling, unites itself with Sty Head Tarn; and having reached the valley, winds between the village of Seathwaite and"
page 79:-  "the Black Lead Mines, to Folly Bridge, ..."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
item:-  fishing
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.
image OT01P037, button  goto source
Page 37:-  "... Sty-head Tarn ... The stream running from thence towards Seathwaite, has some fine frothy breaks, and one grand waterfall, before it reaches the bottom of [the vale.]"

evidence:-   perhaps old print:- Rose 1832-35
source data:-   Print, engraving, Waterfall, near Sty Head, Cumberland, by Thomas Allom, engraved by S Lacey, 1833.
image  click to enlarge
"Waterfall, near Sty Head, Cumberland"
From the text description this could be Taylorgill Force on Styhead Gill. 
item:-  JandMN : 96.20
Image © see bottom of page

BQO08.jpg (taken 12.5.2009)  
CAZ09.jpg  At Airey's Bridge, which has gone,
(taken 23.6.2014)  

NY22431045 Airey's Bridge (Borrowdale)
NY22301024 footbridge, Borrowdale (2) (Borrowdale)
NY229109 Taylorgill Force (Borrowdale)
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