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Kendal: Stramongate
locality:-   Kendal
civil parish:-   Kendal (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   street
coordinates:-   SD51729283 (etc) 
1Km square:-   SD5192
10Km square:-   SD59

BZQ23.jpg (taken 10.11.2013)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 38 8) 
placename:-  Stramongate
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:- Speed 1611
placename:-  Stramans Gate
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
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"E Stramans Gate"
street of houses 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.5
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1675
placename:-  Stramongate
source data:-   Records, hearth tax survey returns, Westmorland, 1674/75.
in  "Kendal parish"

evidence:-   hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1670
placename:-  Straman Gate
source data:-   Records, hearth tax returns, exchequer duplicates, Westmorland, 1670.
"Straman Gate in Kendall"

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770
placename:-  Stramonds Gate
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.
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Images © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old text:- Capper 1808
source data:-   Gazetteer, A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom, compiled by Benjamin Pitts Capper, published by Richard Phillips, Bridge Street, Blackfriars, London, 1808; published 1808-29.
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"[Kendal] ... The Ken is crossed from the north by an ancient bridge, and the main street, leading from it, slopes towards the centre of the town, ..."

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