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Taylorgill Force, Borrowdale
Taylorgill Force
Taylor Force
site name:-   Styhead Gill
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   waterfall
coordinates:-   NY229109
1Km square:-   NY2210
10Km square:-   NY21

CAY70.jpg (taken 23.6.2014)  
BNM92.jpg (taken 4.4.2007)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 75 1) 
placename:-  Taylorgill Force
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:- Otley 1818
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
Marked by three chevrons across the stream. 
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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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.]"
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Page 45:-  "Near the head of the Seathwaite branch of Borrowdale, the water from Sty-head Tarn is met by a dry gill called Taylor Gill; and near their junction there is a lofty waterfall, which is a good object from the road to Wasdale."

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Taylors Gill
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
"Taylors Gill"
two lines across a stream, waterfall 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s
source data:-   Photograph, sepia, Taylorgill Force, Styhead Gill, Borrowdale, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
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internegative at lower right:-  "H. Bell."
item:-  Armitt Library : ALPS50
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evidence:-   old print:- MacBride 1922
source data:-   Print, colour, Styhead Gill, Borrowdale to Wastwater, by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, 4-6 Soho Square, London, 2nd edn 1928.
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Tipped in opposite p.101 in Wild Lakeland by MacKenzie MacBride. 
signed at lower left:-  "A. HEATON COOPER"
item:-  JandMN : 195.18
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evidence:-   perhaps old print:- Rose 1832-35
source data:-   Print, engraving, Waterfall, near Sty Head, Cumberland, by Thomas Allom, engraved by S Lacey, 1833.
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"Waterfall, near Sty Head, Cumberland"
From the text description this could be Taylorgill Force on Styhead Gill. 
item:-  JandMN : 96.20
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BNG73.jpg  Late afternoon.
(taken 26.2.2007)  

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