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placename:- Greystoke
other name:- Greystick
parish Greystoke parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY4330
10Km square:- NY43

1Km square NY4330


Greystoke -- Greystoke -- Cumbria / -- 19.8.2011

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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blocks, settlement, cross, a church

placename:- Greystoke
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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placename:- Greystoke
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

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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Page 161:-
... the old red sandstone formation; ... 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:- Greystoke

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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blocks, italic lowercase text, village, hamlet, locality

placename:- Graystock
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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 55:-
It is worth while here to mention some singular customs in use at funerals in these environs. Notwithstanding some tenements in this dale are seven miles distant from Greystock, they are all obliged to bury their dead there: all the relations of the deceased who reside within twenty miles, and all the neighbours, attend the funeral. A dinner is provided for them, and after dinner two pennyworth of wheaten bread, and a piece of cheese (by way of viaticum I suppose) is given to each person: the corpse is then laid upon a bier, and carried upon the shoulders of those who attend by turns, (a piece of duty from which even the women are not exempted) till they arrive at a large stone at Greystock town-head: Here they set the coffin down, and from hence it is carried to the church, (which is distant near a mile) by six persons, upon napkins: during this last part of the procession, the parish-clerk and people sing a psalm before the body, and walk, (be the weather as bad as it will) with their hats off. After the corpse is interred the company retire to the ale-house, here they are again refreshed with bread and cheese, and ale.
This method is invariably followed, whatever be the quality of the deceased; an instance of which I saw about three years ago, when a person of considerable property was thus carried from Lowside, (see plate V.) during a very deep snow: scarce any one present had a horse; and though the deceased was much respected, and left no children, (whose property might have been diminished by an expensive funeral,) he would not be prevailed upon to permit an hearse to be used, or omit any part of the old ceremonial, and this he expressly commanded before his death.

placename:- Greystock
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s
event:- funeral

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.
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 202:-
Oct. 2. I set out at ten for Keswick [from Penrith], by the road we went in 1767; say (sic) Greystock town and castle to the right, which lie about three miles from Ulls-water over the fells; ...

placename:- Greystock
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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circle, building and tower, flag; town?

placename:- Grastock
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

source:- Keer 1605 -- possibly relevant

Map, Westmorlandia et Comberlandia, ie Westmorland and Cumberland now Cumbria, scale about 16 miles to 1 inch, probably by Pieter van den Keere, or Peter Keer, about 1605; published about 1605 to 1676.
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dot, circle and tower; village

placename:- Graston
county:- Cumberland

source:- Lloyd 1573

Map, Angliae Regni, Kingdom of England, with Wales, scale about 24 miles to 1 inch, authored by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd, drawn and engraved by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
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placename:- Graistoke
date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Gough 1350s-60s

Reproduction of the Gough Map of Great Britain, reduced size, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, 1875; and a full size line reproduction, with added transcriptions of placenames, 1935.
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placename:- Greystok
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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circle; village or hamlet

placename:- Greystock
locality:- Leath Ward
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

market notes:-
Monday market to be held at the manor, granted by Henry III to Thomas de Graystock, 28 October 1245.
market town
person:- : Henry III
person:- : Graystock, Thomas de
date:- 1245

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