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Raw Data
Raw data from Thomas West's Guide to the Lakes are offered for further study. (Copyright in the transcription remains with JandMN, authors of this website). All are ascii text files, readable by a wide variety of software:-
  • Transcript with editorial notes in a well formed xml file.
  • Transcript with editorial notes in a taged text file.
  • Transcript only in a simple text file.
  • A comma delimited file of place data.

xml text The transcript and editorial notes are presented as a well formed xml document. The structure is not declared, but is derived from TEI, the Text Encoding Initiative.
The xml document is placed in a new window; this has to be closed by hand when you have finished with it.

text+notes The transcript and editorial notes are presented as ascii text with tagging to make the relationshiop of various parts clear.
The ascii text opens in a new window; this has to be closed by hand when you have finished with it.

text only The transcript is presented as ascii text with a few markers for page breaks, etc.
The ascii text opens in a new window; this has to be closed by hand when you have finished with it.

place data Raw data from the Old Cumbria Gazetteer has been downloaded in comma delimited form for places that are described in Thomas West's Guide to the Lakes, 1778 edition of 1821. The data is suitable for loading into a flat table, as used by dBase, Access, Oracle and other relational table systems. The limitations of such systems make it impossible to provide the full data from the original MODES database which works on more powerful principles.

Fields

The fields in the table are:-
  • source the source type abbreviation; eg West 1778
  • source refce the page where the description can be found (P number); eg Ws21P013.htm
  • source quote how the place is named in the source; eg 'Sled-Dale'
  • source placename a regularised version of the text's placename; eg Sled Dale
  • modern placename the definitive placename used in the Old Cumbria Gazetteer; eg Longsleddale
  • civil parish the modern civil parish (post 1974) where the place is; eg:- Longsleddale
  • county the modern county where the place is; eg:- Cumbria
  • country the modern country where the place is; eg:- England
  • coordinates a national grid reference for the place; eg:- NY482056
  • 10Km square a 2 figure grid reference for the place; eg:- NY40
  • gazetteer page the webpage filename for the place as downloaded from the gazetteer; eg:- LK08591.htm
Places are not necessarily in alphabetical order.

copyright Jean and Martin Norgate reserve their copyright in the transcript and images. You may use them as you will for private research. You may not publish them in any way without explicit permission from the authors.


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