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Fairy Kettle, Howk
Fairy Kettle
site name:-   Whelpo Beck
locality:-   Howk
civil parish:-   Caldbeck (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   churn pot
coordinates:-   NY31863978
1Km square:-   NY3139
10Km square:-   NY33
SummaryText:-   The Fairy Kettle is a churn pot that is only wet when the river is high.
references:-   OS County Series

BOS83.jpg  From above.
(taken 1.3.2008)  
BOS84.jpg  From below.
(taken 1.3.2008)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 37 12) 
placename:-  Fairy Kettle
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:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
placename:-  Fairy Kettle
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 96:-  "... On one side [of The Howk] is a deep excavation called the Fairy's Kettle, the receptacle in time of floods of another cascade that falls about twenty yards down perpendicular rocks: ..."

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