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Wood Hall, Bridekirk
Wood Hall
civil parish:-   Bridekirk (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   garden
coordinates:-   NY12503236
1Km square:-   NY1232
10Km square:-   NY13

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 45 16) 
placename:-  Wood Hall
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:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Wood Hall
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
"Wood Hall"
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802) 
placename:-  Wood Hall
source data:-   Road book, itineraries, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 2nd edn 1802.
image CY38p557, button  goto source
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page 557-558  "On the r. of Cockermouth are Wood Hall, J. Fisher, Esq. ..."
item:-  JandMN : 228.2
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evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Wood Hall
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
"Wood Hall"
Building and park. 
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old print:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.1 no.51) 
placename:-  Wood Hall
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, Wood Hall, near Cockermouth, Cumberland, drawn by Thomas Allom, engraved by W le Petit, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1832-35.
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vol.1 pl.51 in the set of prints, Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated. 
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-  "T. Allom. / W Le Petit. / WOOD HALL, NEAR COCKERMOUTH."
item:-  Dove Cottage : 2008.107.19
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Wood Hall was enlarged by its owner, Edward T Tyson, who asked Thomas H Mawson to landscape the gardens, 1910. The architect was C Ferguson. It is now demolished.
The house has a south facing site whose view of the Cocker Valley was painted by Turner.
The gardens are illustrated in The Art and Craft of Garden Making, 5th edn fig.506. The summer house is illustrated in the 4th edn fig.433.

Waymark, Janet: 2009: Thomas Mawson, Life, Gardens and Landscapes: Lincoln, Francis (London)
Longville, Tim &Corbett, Val (photr): 2007: Gardens of the Lake District: Lincoln, Frances (London)

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