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Watercrook Farm, Natland
Watercrook Farm
civil parish:-   Natland (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   SD51499055
1Km square:-   SD5190
10Km square:-   SD59

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 38 12) 
placename:-  Watercrook
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:- Morden 1695 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Water Crook
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, published by Abel Swale, the Unicorn, St Paul's Churchyard, Awnsham, and John Churchill, the Black Swan, Paternoster Row, London, 1695.
"Water Crook"
item:-  JandMN : 24
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evidence:-   old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
placename:-  Water Crook
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland Divided into their Respective Wards, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin et al, published by T Bowles, Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, London, 1760.
"Water Crook"
no symbol 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Water Crook
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
"Water Crook"
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet? 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  Concangium
item:-  inscription, romanroman inscriptionaltar, romanroman altar
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.
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Page 183:-  "..."
"There is a most pleasant morning ride of five miles, down the east side of the river. Watercrook is one mile distant, on the right, close by the side of the Kent. This is the Concangium of the Romans, where a body of the Vigilatores (or watchmen) kept guard, and was the intermediate station betwixt the Dictis at Ambleside, and the garrison at"
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Page 184:-  "Overborough. The line of the foss may be still traced, though much defaced by the plough. Altars, coins, and inscribed stones, have been found here. And in the wall of the barn, on the very area of the station, is still legible, the inscription preserved by Mr. Horsley,[1] to the memory of two freed men, with an imprecation against any one who should contaminate their sepulchre, and a fine to the fiscal. There is also an altar without an inscription, and a Silenus without a head. ..."
"[1] Brit. page 300."

evidence:-   old map:- West 1784 map
placename:-  Water-crook
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, about 1784.
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
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