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placename:- Walney Island
other name:- Isle of Walney
other name:- Wanla
parish Barrow-in-Furness borough, once in Lancashire
county:- Cumbria
island
coordinates:- SD1767
10Km square:- SD16

1Km square SD1767

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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Walney Id.
island
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placename:- Walney Island
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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ISLE OF WALNEY
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Perrot 1823

Map, Cumberland, Westmoreland, scale about 38 miles to 1 inch, by Aristide Michel Perrot, engraved by Migneret, 1823, published by Etienne Ledoux, 9 Rue Guenegaud, Paris, France, 1824; published 1824-48.
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I. Walnay
island

placename:- Ile Walnay
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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ISLE of WALNEY

placename:- Isle of Walney
island
date:- 1818
period:- 19th century, early; 1810s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Walney Isle
island

placename:- Walney Isle
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Camden 1789

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 132:-
...
Between this lake and the river Dudden runs out the point commonly called Fornesse, to which is opposed for a long way as a kind of breast-work Walney island, divided from it by a narrow channel, the entrance to which is guarded by the Pile of Fouldrey as it is called, built by one of the abbots of Fornesse on a rock in the midst of the sea 1 Edward III.

placename:- Walney Island
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
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Walney isle at the extremity of Fourness has been lately improved by spreading sea-sand on the land, and now produces plentiful crops of wheat and other grain.
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
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WALNEY ISLE

placename:- Walney Isle
island
county:- Lancashire

old text:- Mackenzie 1776

Charts, and sailing directions, Nautical Descriptions of the West Coast of Great Britain, Bristol Channel to Cape Wrath, by Murdoch Mackenzie, published London, 1776.
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A Description of the Tides, Rocks, Shoals, Sand-banks, Channels, Anchoring-places, and Harbours, between FORMBY POINT, and WALNEY ISLAND.
CHART X.
TIDES. Time of High-water. / From Formby, to St. Bee's Head, it is high water on the shore about eleven o'clock, on the full and change-days of the moon.
Rise of the Tide. / Spring-tide, on this part of the coast, rises 4 1/2, or five fathoms perpendicular; neap-tide three. In the anchorage at Piel-of-Foudray, spring-tide, the second day after the change, rose six fathoms perpendicular
Direction of the Stream. / The stream of flood along the coast, from Formby to Walney, runs northward; and, off the middle of that island, meets the stream which comes round the north coast of Ireland, and from thence runs southward through the Irish channel. The opposition of these two streams destroy each other's force, and renders their celerities scarce sensible in that neighbourhood; but, by accumulating the water in Piel-of-Foudray anchorage, occasions a greater rise of the tide there than in other parts.
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The stream of tide, near the W. side of Walney, begins to run S.E. at the last quarter of flood on the shore, and continues till it is one quarter flowed, then runs nine hours N.E.

placename:- Walney Island
date:- 1776
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Morden 1695 (EW)

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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Walney I.
island

placename:- Walney Island
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

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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Walney I.
island

placename:- Walney Island
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

poem:- Drayton 1612/1622 text

Poem, Polyolbion, by Michael Drayton, published 1612, part 2 with Cumbria published by John Marriott, John Grismand, and Thomas Dewe, London, 1622.
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placename:- Isle of Walney
date:- 1612; 1622
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s; 1620s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cum/EW)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Walney Iland
island

placename:- Walney Iland
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Pile of Fouldrey Castle, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, drawn by G Pickering, engraved by Fenner and Co, published by Fisher, Son and Co, London, 1830s?
From Walney Island; fishermen on the shore in the foreground with hand nets.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Drawn by G. Pickering. / Engraved by Fenner & Co. / PILE OF FOULDREY CASTLE. / FISHER, SON & Co. LONDON.
person:- fisherman
date:- 1830=1839
period:- 19th century, early

old map:- Hydrograpic Office 1850s onwards

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WALNEY ISLAND

placename:- Walney Island
date:- 1850=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s; 1870s; 1880s; 1890s

old map:- Hydrographic Office 1850s onwards

coast views on Admiralty chart
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Walney Elbow
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Walney Id.
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Walney Elbow / Walney Island

placename:- Walney Island
date:- 1858
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

references
Cracknell, Basil E: 2005: Outrageous Waves: Phillimore and Co (Chichester, West Sussex):: ISBN 1 86077 344 0

button   barn, Walney Island
button   barn, Walney Island (2)
button   Beacon Brow, Walney Island
button   beacon, Walney Island
button   Bent Haw Scar, Walney Island
button   Biggar Bank, Walney Island
button   Biggar Sands, Walney Island
button   Biggar, Walney Island
button   Castle House, Walney Island
button   coast, Walney Island
button   Coastguard Cottages, Walney Island
button   cock pit, Walney Island
button   Cove o'Kend, Walney Island
button   Cow Leys Scar, Walney Island
button   Cross Dike Scar, Walney Island
button   Crown, Walney Island
button   Dova Haw, Walney Island
button   Earnse Point, Walney Island
button   Ferry Hotel, Walney Island
button   Hare Hill, Walney Island
button   Haws Bed, Walney Island
button   Haws Point, Walney Island
button   Hilpsford Scar, Walney Island
button   Hilpsford, Walney Island
button   Hollow Scar, Walney Island
button   house, Walney Island
button   Keral House, Walney Island
button   King Alfred, Walney Island
button   Lenny Hill, Walney Island
button   Long Rein Point, Walney Island
button   Manor Farm, Walney Island
button   Mill Scar, Walney Island
button   North East Point, Walney Island
button   North End Haws, Walney Island
button   North End Marsh, Walney Island
button   North Scale, Walney Island
button   North Scar, Walney Island
button   North Walney, Walney Island
button   Old School House, Walney Island
button   pillbox, Walney Island
button   Queens Arms, Walney Island
button   Rainbow Cottage, Walney Island
button   Rape Haw, Walney Island
button   Scar End Point, Walney Island
button   Shelly Bars, Walney Island
button   Shope Tree Scar, Walney Island
button   Snab Point, Walney Island
button   Snab Sands, Walney Island
button   South East Point, Walney Island
button   South End Farm, Walney Island
button   South End Haws, Walney Island
button   South End, Walney Island
button   St Mary, Walney Island
button   stone wall, Walney Island
button   sundial, Hare Hill
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button   trig point, SD2038962989
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button   Tummer Hill Marsh, Walney Island
button   Tummer Hill Scar, Walney Island
button   Vickerstown Methodist Church, Walney Island
button   Vickerstown Park, Walney Island
button   Vickerstown Primary School, Walney Island
button   Vickerstown, Walney Island
button   Walney Island Airfield, Walney Island
button   Walney Island Fire Station, Walney Island
button   Walney Island: Biggar, 2
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button   Walney Island: Biggar, 7
button   Walney Island: Biggar, 8
button   Walney Island: Biggar, 12
button   Walney Island: Biggar, 19
button   Walney Island: Douglas Street
button   Walney Island: North Scale, 1
button   Walney Island: North Scale, 12
button   Walney Island: North Scale, 14
button   Walney Island: North Scale, 19
button   Walney Island: North Scale, 20
button   Walney Island: North Scale, 28
button   Walney Lighthouse, Walney Island
button   Walney School, Walney Island
button   Walney Windmill, Walney Island
button   Water Garth Nook, Walney Island
button   Wylock Marsh, Walney Island

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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