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Cook's Corner, Windermere
Cook's Corner
Cooke's Corner
locality:-   Windermere
civil parish:-   Windermere (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   SD40669934 (?) 
1Km square:-   SD4099
10Km square:-   SD49
SummaryText:-   It is not quite clear where Cook's house was; it has perhaps gone and been replaced?

CAM67.jpg (taken 2.5.2014)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 32 7) 
placename:-  Slybarrow Cottage
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:-  Cooks 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.
"Cooks H."
no symbol 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   probably old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Win/Ble) 
placename:-  Bishop's Lodge, The
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, An Accurate Map of the Grand Lake of Windermere, scale about 2 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1783, version published 1819.
"The Bishops Lodge"
block, building/s 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.102
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evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
placename:-  Cooks Hall
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
"Cooks Hall"
block/s, labelled in italic lowercase; house, or hamlet 
item:-  JandMN : 129
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evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
placename:-  Cook's House
item:-  fireplacechimneysoothallan dropantiques
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 16:-  ".. A short descent hence [from Miller Brow] brings the walker to Cook's House,- the point where four roads meet. Cook's house has only just disappeared. With it has disappeared a fine specimen of the old fireplace of the district, with its chimney-corners. It is rather a drawback to the romance hanging about those wide old chimnies, to know that the good man had to sit with some special covering over his head and shoulders, to protect him from the soot that the rain brought down. At Cook's house there were recesses and cupboards in that strange roofless alcove,- the door being of the old oak of which such fine specimens may be seen in the farm-houses of the dales. We should rather say, might till lately have been seen; for we fear there are but few left. The greater number of old chests, cupboard doors, and high backed chairs, covered with carvings, have found their way to the London curiosity shops, whence agents have been sent through the wildest places in the district to buy up such relics at high prices. Still, there are specimens left, as the observant traveller will notice."

evidence:-   probably old map:- Prior 1874 map 1
placename:-  Cook's House
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving or lithograph? Winander Mere, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1874.
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"Cook's Ho."
block/s; building/s 
item:-  private collection : 133.1
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CAM68.jpg  Chimney.
(taken 2.5.2014)  
CAM69.jpg  Chimney.
(taken 2.5.2014)  
CAM70.jpg  Chimney.
(taken 2.5.2014)  

The house of Kraster and Doreen Cooke?

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