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placename:- Great Mell Fell
parish Hutton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
hill
Altitude 1760 feet
coordinates:- NY39672538
10Km square:- NY32

1Km square NY3925

photograph

Great Mell Fell -- Hutton -- Cumbria / -- 27.10.2012
photograph

Great Mell Fell -- Hutton -- Cumbria / -- From NW. -- 17.2.2007

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 57 15)

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.

placename:- Great Mell Fell
other name:- Mell Fell, Great
locality
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
Page 104:-
... Mell Fell, the ugliest of hills,- like a tumulus planted all over with larch, grows larger as the traveller proceeds, till he finds he is to make a sharp turn to the right, and pass directly under it. Judging from our own experience, we should say that this part of the journey is always broiling hot or bitterly cold. ...

placename:- Mell Fell
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Mell Fell
hill hachuring

placename:- Mell Fell
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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Mell Fell
Hill hachuring.

placename:- Mell Fell
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) -- perhaps (height wrong) relevant

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.
image OT01P160, button   goto source.
Page 160:-
...
A conglomerate, composed of rounded stones of various sizes, from the smallest gravel, to the weight of several pounds, held together by a ferruginous, calcareous cement, forms a hill of a parabolic shape, about 1200 feet in height, called Mell Fell; and some lesser elevations extending to the foot of Ullswater. These pebbles are apparently fragments of older rocks, rounded by attrition, and must have been transported from some distance, as their composition does not correspond with the rocks of the
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Page 161:-
neighbourhood. This has been taken by some to belong to the old red sandstone formation; but whether it passes under or only abuts against the adjacent limestone, I have not yet myself had an opportunity of observing; but have been told that their junction may be seen near Shap Abbey; and in a quarry near Greystoke. ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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placename:- Mell Fell
hill
date:- 1818
period:- 19th century, early; 1810s

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 54:-
... On the left is Mell-Fell, a beautiful, smooth, verdant mountain, of a shape almost conical, ...

placename:- Mell fell
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old print:- Clarke 1787

Bearing from line Penrith Beacon to Helvellyn on topograph = 15 degrees;
bearing calculated from grid references = 16 degrees.
Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
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Great Mellfell
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placename:- Great Mellfell
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Great Mell Fell -- Hutton -- Cumbria / -- Dockray and Great Mell Fell. -- 5.2.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Great Mell Fell -- Hutton -- Cumbria / -- Great Mell Fell and Little Mell Fell. -- 27.10.2012

hearsay It is said that the last wild cat in Cumbria was killed on Great Mell Fell in the mid 19th century. A fearsome and aggressive beast that attacked man and sheep.

button   trig point, NY3968125369

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