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placename:- Howtown
parish Martindale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY44331961
10Km square:- NY41

1Km square NY4419

photograph

Howtown -- Martindale -- Cumbria / -- From the top of The Rake. -- 20.10.2010

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 13 1)

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:- Howtown
building/s
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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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How Town
blocks, settlement

placename:- How Town
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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How Town

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

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:- How Town

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 25:-
...
... It will also much enhance the pleasure [visiting Ullswater], if they previously send notice to the fishermen at How-Town, or Water-Millock, to prepare their boats and nets; so that at their return, which will be about five hours, they may see the manner of taking the different kinds of fish. The price of these fishermen is three draughts for five shillings, and the fish they take is the property of their employers. Those who are fond of angling will do well to take their tackle with them, as perhaps they can no where meet with better sport. I one day caught, in this manner, between Powley and the small island, twenty-nine trouts.
...

placename:- How Town
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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 36:-
...
At How-Town was born James Brown, who, being obliged to fly his country for deer stealing, entered the army under Cromwell, and was by him soon advanced to
Page 37:-
the rank of captain: He made himself very acceptable to the Usurper, by taking prisoner Sir Timothy Featherstonhaugh at the battle of Worcester. The same Brown had a brother named Richard, whose son James likewise served under Cromwell. Richard, however, being loyal, that he might prevent any others of his sons from entering the service of the parliament, sold How-Town, ...

placename:- How Town
person:- soldier : Brown, James
person:- : Brown, Richard
person:- : Featherstonhaugh, Timothy, Sir
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Ullswater)

Map series, lakes and roads to the Lakes, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, London, included in A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, published by James Clarke, Penrith, and in London etc, from 1787 to 1793.
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How town

placename:- How Town
house
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Ull)

Series of maps, An Accurate Map of the Matchless Lake of Derwent, of the Grand Lake of Windermere, of the Beautiful Lake of Ullswater, of Broadwater or Bassenthwaite Lake, of Coniston Lake, of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater Lakes, and Pocklington's Island, by Peter Crosthwaite, Kendal, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1783 to 1794.
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How Town

placename:- How Town
village
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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How Fow
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet?

placename:- How Fow
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd) -- perhaps relevant

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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Haw
Circle.

placename:- Haw
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Haw Towne
Circle, building and tower.

placename:- Haw Towne
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Wmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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How Fow
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement

placename:- How Fow
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

button   Bank House, Howtown
button   boat house, Martindale
button   bridge, Martindale
button   footbridge, Howtown
button   Howtown Hotel, Howtown
button   Howtown Pier, Howtown
button   Kent Oak, Howtown
button   Mellguards, Martindale
button   Mount, Howtown
button   Rake, Martindale
button   slipway, Howtown

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