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placename:- Castle Crag
other name:- Crag Castle ?
site name:- Birks Crag
parish Bampton parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
castle
coordinates:- NY46931280
10Km square:- NY41
Probably a ringwork and bailey

1Km square NY4612

photograph

Castle Crag -- Birks Crag -- Bampton -- Cumbria / -- 25.1.2006

old print:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Hawes Water from Measand Beck, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.16 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.

placename:- Castle Crag
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

old print:- Black 1856 (23rd edn 1900)

Guide book, Black's Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Black, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, or Soho Square, London, 1856 to 1900s onwards.
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Print, lithograph, Outline Views, Haws and Wastwater - Mountains as seen from Burn-Banks near the Foot of Hawes Water, and Mountains as seen near Nether Wastdale at the First Bridge on the road to Wast-Water, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... Castle Crag ...

placename:- Castle Crag
date:- 1900
period:- 1900s

old print:- Black 1841 (3rd edn 1846)

Guide book, Black's Picturesque Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Blck, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, 1841 to 1888.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains as seen from Burn Banks near the Foot of Hawes Water, and Mountains as seen near Strands in Wastdale at the First bridge on the Road to Wast Water, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... Castle Crag ...

placename:- Castle Crag
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

hearsay A party of border reivers were expected to pass through Mardale to cross either Nan Bield Pass or Gatescarth Pass into the hearth of Lakeland. Bowmen from Kendal laid a trap, stationing themselves on the rocky ground around Castle Crag. Their volleys of arrows killed all the raiders, who were buried on the hill.
Kendal bowmen were famed at the Battle of Agincourt:-
These were the bows of Kendale bold / Who fierce will fight and never flee

notes possible castle
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6

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