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placename:- Whernside
parish Dent parish, once in Yorkshire
county:- Cumbria
Altitude 2415 feet
coordinates:- SD73858142
10Km square:- SD78
county:- North Yorkshire
locality:- Cumbria boundary

1Km square SD7381


Whernside -- Cumbria boundary -- Dent -- Cumbria -- North Yorkshire -- / -- 24.3.2011

old map:- Balderston c1890 map

Map, the hills in the Ingleton area, engraved by Goodall and Suddick, Leeds, in Ingleton, Bygone and Present, by Robert R and Margaret Balderston, published about 1890.
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placename:- Whernside
Altitude 2414 feet
date:- 1890
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Hill hachuring.

placename:- Whernside
county:- Yorkshire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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Page 79:-
Latitude 54° 22′ 20″ N. Longitude 3° 6′ 34″ W. Height 2577 feet.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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 190:-
A TABLE OF THE Height of Mountains and Lakes SEEN IN THIS TOUR, ... TAKEN FROM THE LEVEL OF THE SEA. ... by Mr. John Dalton.
Whernside, near Dent ... 825 [yards]
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Tour to the Caves in the West Riding of Yorkshire, late 18th century
Page 246:-
high mountains, some of them the loftiest of any in England - Whernside to the south-east, and Gragareth to the north. ... [from Kingsdale]
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[1] If the tourist would proceed immediately [from Ingleton] to Chapel-in-the-Dale, he may go either below Breada-garth to Twisleton, and then turn up the vale to Chapel-in-the-dale; or, which is a nearer road, he may cross Kingsdale above Breada-garth, and ascend the mountain, pursuing a rough and not well-defined road, taking care to keep on the south-west side of a swamp, near a hill, or a heap of stones called a hurder, on the base of Whernside, and then to turn round the west corner of the mountain: afterwards he must turn his course easterly, along the base of the mountain, till he comes to some lanes, any of which will lead him, by some houses, down to the chapel, in the middle of the vale between Whernside and Ingleborough.
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[at Ingleton] ... The church-yard, in the middle of which stands a neat sacred edifice, commands a fine view ... On the back-ground are the lofty mountains of Gragareth, Whernside, and Ingleborough, the summits of which, when they are not enveloped in the clouds, can scarcely be seen for their high intervening bases. ...
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... The country people are all persuaded that Whernside, on the north side of the vale of Chapel-in-the-Dale, is higher than Ingleborough, from snow continuing longer on its top, and other circumstances. The elevation appears so nearly the same to the eye, that nothing but an exact admeasurement can determine this honour for these rival, soaring candidates. ...
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... Being [at Gatekirk] so near the top of Whernside, we ventured to ascend to the summit. The prospects were not diversified with many pleasing objects, being surrounded almost on all sides with brown and blue chaotic mountains. We had a peep into the pleasant vale of Dent beneath us, which made us wish to see it all. Pendle-hill appeared over the top of Ingleborough, which gave us a high idea of our own elevation, this latter mountain being much higher than the former. We were surprised to see four or five tarns, or pools of water, on a plain very near the summit of Whernside. Two of them were large, being two or three hundred yards in length, and nearly of the same breadth (for one was almost circular, but the other oblong.) There was a very thin bed of coal almost on the top of this mountain, and we were told another corresponded with it on the top of great Colm, a lofty mountain on the other side of that branch of the vale of Dent called Dibdale.- We were told some curious anecdotes of the vast cunning and sagacity of the sheep-dogs in this country, in discovering the sheep that had been buried under large drifts of snow for some days, and that must inevitably have perished with hunger, or been drowned with the melting of the that vapour, if not discovered by these useful animals.

placename:- Whernside
Altitude 2475 feet
date:- 1760; 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 1770s

tiny photograph, 
button to large Whernside -- Cumbria boundary -- Dent -- Cumbria -- North Yorkshire -- / -- shakeholes at, -- SD72958157 (at) -- 24.3.2011

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button   Whernside Tarns, Dent

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