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placename:- Aire, River
county:- North Yorkshire
river

descriptive text:- West 1778 (3rd edn 1784)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
3rd edn addenda, page 232:-
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[Malham Tarn] ... being the head of the river Air, which issuing from it, sinks into the ground very near the lake, and appears again under the fine rock which faces the village. In the time of great rains this subterraneous passage is too narrow; the brook then makes its way over the top of the rock, falling in a most majestic cascade full 60 yards in one sheet. ...

placename:- Air, River
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P278, button   goto source.
Page 278:-
... by the side of the deep and romantic channel of the river Air, which washes the base of many a rugged and high precipice in its impetuous course to the vale beneath, we came to Gordale, the highest and most stupendous of them all.- ...

placename:- Air, River
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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