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Whilst working on the Lakes Guides project we have looked up all sorts of interesting material to help us understand objects in the text, features on maps, and what we see around us.

But BEWARE: none of these notes is a definitive essay about the topic. They are our working notes; we would rather share them than hide them away. You must take the researches further, more soundly, before relying upon them.

From the Gazetteer

Most of the entries in the topics menu are there because we have become aware of them whilst creating Lakes Guides. This is our main source of illustrations. If a record from the Gazetteer is relevant there will be a link to that page in the left-hand list of places, events or names, shown in bold if there are illustrations. Lower on the right hand page there may be individual photographs to enlarge.

No recording is perfect; if the "locality type" has not been recorded for the place it will not appear in the relevant index; if something in a photo has not been noticed and recorded as an index "keyword" it will not appear in the relevant list.

I must apologise to users of the old website that some topics have disappeared from the list. This may be because what would be picked up here is no longer representative, as with burial places; to find these you can browse the gravestones and church monuments topics. Names on photographs of tombs and plaques may be found in the Photos index. Where there were only one or two examples in a topic, information has been included in the records instead. For geological strata and other map related topics look in Maps. The surveying controversy is now in the Main Menu


Book lists are provided for some topics. These are books that just happen to be available in my study, or I've happened to see in a library or in a friend's study. You must search out books for yourself, but the sources mentioned might be a useful starting place.

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