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Royal Oak, Rosthwaite
Royal Oak
locality:-   Rosthwaite
civil parish:-   Borrowdale (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   inn
coordinates:-   NY25861486
1Km square:-   NY2514
10Km square:-   NY21

BNM70.jpg (taken 4.4.2007)  
BVJ61.jpg  Innsign.
(taken 18.9.2011)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 70 10) 
placename:-  Royal Oak Inn
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:-   possibly descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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"... at Rosthwaite, is a small public-house. ..."

evidence:-   probably descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
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Page 68:-  "... At Rosthwaite, the principal hamlet, is a small inn. ..."

evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
source data:-   Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-76.
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Page 77:-  "[coming from Watendlath] ... beneath lies Rosthwaite, with the brattling stream behind, which must be crossed by stepping-stones to reach the little inn. ... Simpson's inn, ..."
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Page 145:-  "... At the top of the Stake, the guide (who may be had from the inn at Rosthwaite) will point out the great summits, ..."

evidence:-   old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s
source data:-   Photograph, black and white, Royal Oak, Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, Cumberland, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
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internegative at lower left:-  "H. Bell"
item:-  Armitt Library : ALPS46
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