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placename:- Kailpot Crag
site name:- Ullswater
parish Martindale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
headland
coordinates:- NY433204
10Km square:- NY42

1Km square NY4320

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 12 4)

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:- Kailpot Crag
headland
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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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Kail Pott Crag

placename:- Kail Pott Crag
headland
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 27:-
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Not far from this place is Kailpot-Cragg: so called, from a large, smooth, circular cavity, (much resembling a pot or boiler,) in the solid blue rock. The boat may go close to it, as at fourteen yards from the shore there is twenty-six fathom water, and the face of the rock is nearly perpendicular. Cavities of this kind are not unfrequent in rapid torrents subject to frequent floods, or in large falls of water; and these are occasioned by the rolling of stones, which are always found in them, ground as if done by an artist: but here not one of those circumstances takes place, and on that account this rock may safely be ranked among our natural curiosities.

placename:- Kailpot Cragg
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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