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Wilson House, Upper Allithwaite
Wilson House
civil parish:-   Upper Allithwaite (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   SD42608092
1Km square:-   SD4280
10Km square:-   SD48

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 13 9) 
placename:-  Wilson House
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:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Wilson House
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.
"Wilson H."
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
house symbol; large house 
item:-  JandMN : 129
Image © see bottom of page

It is said that the first iron boat in the world was forged here by John Wilkinson about 1750. It was shallow bottomed and intended for transporting peats down the River Winster for the furnace.
Rumour has the boat sunk in the mud at Helton Tarn.

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