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placename:- Thirlspot
parish St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY317177
10Km square:- NY31

1Km square NY3117


Thirlspot -- St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn -- Cumbria / -- Joseph Farngton's view by the 6 mile stone. -- 17.2.2007

old map (vignette):- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
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date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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blocks, settlement

placename:- Thirlspot
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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placename:- Thrispot

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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blocks, italic lowercase text, village, hamlet, locality

placename:- Thurlspot
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 317-318

placename:- Thirlspot
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Ambleside to Keswick)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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placename:- Trespett
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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circle, tower

placename:- Thurlspot
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bowen 1720 (plate 260)

Road book, Britannia Depicta Or Ogilby Improv'd, including road strip maps with sections in Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, derived from maps by Ogilby, 1675, and a county map of Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, with text by John Owen, published by Emanuel Bowen, London, 1720; published 1720-64.
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At mile 23-24.

placename:- Thurlspot
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 23, Cumberland.
houses on the right of the road.

placename:- Thurlspot
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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circle, italic lowercase text; village, hamlet or locality

placename:- Thurlspot
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

descriptive text:- Farington 1789 (plate 18)

20 engravings, Views of the Lakes in Cumberland and Westmorland, drawn by Joseph Farington, published by William Byrne, London, 1789.
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Print, engraving, View on the Road Leading from Ambleside to Keswick, painted by Joseph Farington, engraved by W Byrne and J Landseer, published by W Byrne, 79 Titchfield Street, London, 1789.
The six milestone from Keswick is just south of the King's Head, Thirlspot, on the left is Castlerigg Fell, and the view looks down St John's in the Vale.
Plate 18 from Views of the Lakes, &c, in Cumberland and Westmorland, published 1789; with descriptive text:-
VIEW on the ROAD leading from AMBLESIDE to KESWICK.
THE Road from Ambleside to Keswick affords a Series of romantic and picturesque Views, which cannot fail of impressing the Imagination of the Traveller in an extraordinary Manner. Indeed, it is scarcely possible to find a Succession of Scenes more various and contrasted. After passing the charming Scenery of Rydal, and the wild Environs which surround the Lake of that Name, from the Top of a steep Ascent, the peaceful embossomed Grassmere presents itself. Pursuing the way from this sequestered and beautiful Retreat, by a long ascending Road, a Height is gained which commands the Vale left behind, so as to produce what is termed a Bird's-Eye View. Grassmere becomes a small Feature in this extensive Landscape, and the inclosures of the cultivated Vale are crowded together like the Divisions in a Map.
Though it does not come within the Power of the Pencil to give an ample Idea of such Scenes, yet upon the great Scale of Nature they are always affecting.- Descending on the North Side, Wythburn or Leathes Water, comes into the View, which is of a wild and barren Character. The Road passes a considerable Way on the Margin of that Lake, when it becomes again steep and winding; but the Tediousness of Alpine travelling is compensated by the Scene which opens from the Six Mile Stone, on this Side Keswick.- It is this View which is attempted to be described in the annexed Plate.- Between lofty Mountains on the right, and Rocks of high and rude Forms on the left, passes the narrow green Vale of Legberthwaite, which is divided into small Inclosures, and peopled with a few Cots. The Vale is terminated by the romantick Rock of St. John; behind which rises Saddleback, a Mountain almost vying with Skiddaw for pre-eminence, and forming a sublime Back Ground to the Scene.
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late

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