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placename:- Place Fell
other name:- St Blasius Fell ?
parish Patterdale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
parish Martindale parish, once in Westmorland
hill
Altitude 2156 feet
coordinates:- NY40561696
10Km square:- NY41

1Km square NY4016

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Place Fell -- Patterdale and Martindale -- Cumbria / -- 20.10.2010
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Place Fell -- Patterdale and Martindale -- Cumbria / -- From Cow Bridge, Hartsop. -- 5.12.2005

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 37:-
... closing in the whole [view from Kirkstone Pass] in front, the mass of Place Fell,- the other side of which goes sheer down into Ullswater.
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

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.
Plate, opposite p.104:-
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains seen on the Keswick Road approaching Ullswater, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
MOUNTAINS SEEN ON THE KESWICK ROAD APPROACHING ULLSWATER.
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr.
The view is captioned, numbers referring to mountains in the image:-
1 Place Fell, 2 Birk Fell, 3 Red Screes, 4 Scandale Head, 5 Dove Crag (Hartsop), 6 Birks, 7 Rydal Head, 8 St. Sundays Crag, 9, Fairfield, 10 Glenridding Dod, 11 Dolly Waggon Pike, 12 Bleaberry Fell, 13 Striding Edge, 14 Herring Pike, 15 Gowbarrow Park.
person:- artist : Aspland, T L
person:- engraver : Banks, W
person:- publisher : Garnett, John
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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Place Fell
hill hachuring

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

old print:- Otley 1823 (4th edn 1830)

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.
Page 109:-
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The Mountains of Ulswater: / as seen from Pooley Bridge.
Swarth Fell / Cawdale Moor / Winter Crag / Dove Crags / Hallen Fell, and Place Fell / Stone Cross Pike / Birk Fell / Dolly Waggon Pike / Nether Cove Head / Helvellyn High Man / Catchety Cam / Helvellyn Low Man / Herring Pike / Keppel Cove Head / Raise / Greenside / Gowbarrow
Page 137:-
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The Mountains of Patterdale: / as seen from the Slate Quarry on Place Fell.
Place Fell / Hartshop Dod / Cawdale Moor / Kirkstone Pass / Red Screes / Deepdale Park / Blease / Birks / Dolly Waggon Pike / Eagle Crag / Bleaberry Pike / Helvellyn Pile / Hall Bank / Raise / Greenside / Herring Pike / Glenridding Dod / Glencoin Fell

placename:- Place Fell
date:- 1830
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old print:- Otley 1823 (8th edn 1849)

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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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Ullswater from Pooley Bridge, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.12 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.
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Engraving, outline view of mountains, Mountains of Patterdale from the Slate Quarry on Place Fell, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.14 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.

placename:- Place Fell
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

old print:- 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 11:-
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...
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Page 113:-
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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:- Place Fell
hill

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 32:-
... The whole Dale [Patterdale] consists at present of five small manors; Hartsop, the property of the Earl of Lonsdale; Deep-Dale, of the Duke of Norfolk; Griesdale and Pless-Fell, of William Hassel, Esq; of Dalemain; and Glenridding, of John Mounsey, Esquire.
Page 34:-
... failing (sic) under Pless-Fell take a view into Martindale. The first thing worth notice is the wall, almost opposite to Householm island [Norfolk Island], where Pless-Fell changes its name to Birk-Fell, (which it preserves as far as Sandwich Fields,) and where Martindale begins. ...

placename:- Pless Fell
person:- : Hassell, Willliam
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old print:- Clarke 1787

Bearing from line Penrith Beacon to Helvellyn on topograph = -5 degrees;
bearing calculated from grid references = -9 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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Pless Fell

placename:- Pless Fell
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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A MOUNTAIN here called PLACE FELL

placename:- Place Fell
hill
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Gilpin 1786

Guide book, Observations, Relative Chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, Made in the Year 1772, on Several Parts of England, Particularly the Mountains, and Lakes of Cumberland Westmoreland, by Rev William Gilpin, 1772-74; published 1786-1808.
vol.2 p.55
... a mountain, called Martindale-fell, or Place-fell: the southern boundary of the lake. This promontory uniting with the mountain, lets it easily down into the water, as by a step. An hesitation, if I may so call it, of this kind, eases greatly the heaviness of a line. In a distance, it is of less consequence: but in all the nearer grounds, it is necessary. ...
Martindale-fell is entirely unplanted; but it's line, and surface are both well varied. Numberless breaks (little vallies, and knolls) give it a lightness, without injuring it's simplicity.
...
vol.2 p.56
[near] the edge of which [lake] lies the village of Patterdale.
We took this view at a point, which had just so much elevation, as to give variety to the lines of the lake. As we descended to the water, the view was still grand, and beautiful, but had lost some of it's more picturesque beauties: it had lost the fore-ground: it had lost the sweeping line round the mountain on the left: and it had lost the recess between the two woody promontories on the right. The whole margin of the lake was nearly reduced to one straight line.- The beauty of a view, especially in lake-scenery, we have before observed &*RECORD_TYPE part record #x002A;, depends greatly on the nice position of it's point.
[2.56.&*RECORD_TYPE part record #x002A;] See page 96. Vol. 1.

placename:- Martindale Fell
other name:- Place Fell
date:- 1786
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.
PLACE FELL
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placename:- Place Fell
county:- Westmorland

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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PLACE FELL

placename:- Place Fell
hill
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

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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Two Pikes near the South end of Place fell, as seen from the higher part of Patterdale.

placename:- Place Fell
hill
date:- 1783=1794
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s; 1790s

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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Page 153:-
[Mr Gray] '... [Ullswater from Dunmallet] the mountains, which rise very rude and awful, with their broken tops, on each hand. Directly in front, at better than three miles distance, Place-fell, one of the bravest among them, pushes its bold breast into the midst of the lake, and forces it to alter its course, forming first a large bay to the left, and then bending to the right. ...'
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 201:-
Oct. 1. A grey autumnal day, the air perfectly calm, and mild, went to see Ulls-water, ... From hence [Dunmallard Hill] saw the lake open directly at my feet, ... mountains which rise very rude and awful with their broken tops on each hand. Directly in front, at better than three miles distance, Place-fell, one of the bravest among them, pushes its bold broad breast into the midst of the lake, and forces it to alter its course, forming first a large bay to the left, and then bending to the right. ...
person:- : Gray, Mr
date:- 1769; 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 1770s

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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PLACE FELL
hill hachuring; hill or mountain

placename:- Place Fell
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old print:- Black 1856 (23rd edn 1900)

Guide book, Black's Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Black, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, or Soho Square, London, 1856 to 1900s onwards.
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Print, lithograph, Outline Views, Ullswater - Mountains as seen a little on the Matterdale Road near Lyulph's Tower on Ullswater, and Mountains as seen at the Slate Quarry at Blowick on Ullswater, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... 1 Place Fell ... 1 Place Fell ...

placename:- Place Fell
date:- 1900
period:- 1900s

old print:- 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.
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Print, uncoloured engraving, outline view, Mountains seen on the Keswick Road approaching Ullswater, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
Used opposite p.104 in A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau.
The view is captioned, numbers referring to mountains in the image - 1 Place Fell, 2 Birk Fell, 3 Red Screes, 4 Scandale Head, 5 Dove Crag (Hartsop), 6 Birks, 7 Rydal Head, 8 St. Sundays Crag, 9, Fairfield, 10 Glenridding Dod, 11 Dolly Waggon Pike, 12 Bleaberry Fell, 13 Striding Edge, 14 Herring Pike, 15 Gowbarrow Park.
printed at top:-
MOUNTAINS SEEN ON THE KESWICK ROAD APPROACHING ULLSWATER.
printed at bottom left, right:-
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr. / ...

placename:- Place Fell
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- 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.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains seen on the Keswick Road approaching Ullswater, drawn by L Aspland, engraved by W Banks, Edinburgh, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855.
Opposite p.104 in A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau.
The view is captioned, numbers refering to mountains in the image - 1 Place Fell, 2 Birk Fell, 3 Red Screes, 4 Scandale Head, 5 Dove Crag (Hartsop), 6 Birks, 7 Rydal Head, 8 St. Sundays Crag, 9, Fairfield, 10 Glenridding Dod, 11 Dolly Waggon Pike, 12 Bleaberry Fell, 13 Striding Edge, 14 Herring Pike, 15 Gowbarrow Park.
printed at top:-
MOUNTAINS SEEN ON THE KESWICK ROAD APPROACHING ULLSWATER.
printed at bottom left, right:-
L Aspland Delt. / W Banks Sc Edinr.

placename:- Place Fell
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Tattersall 1836

Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, engraving, Lower Reach, Ullswater, from Pooley Bridge, Cumberland, drawn by George Tattersall, engraved by W F Topham, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
The print is captioned with mountain names and acts as an outline view.
Tipped in opposite p.114 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
LOWER REACH, ULLSWATER, / from Pooley Bridge. / [London Pubd. ...]
printed at bottom left to right:-
Swarth Fell. / Martindale. / High Street. / Hallen Fell. / Kirkstone. / Place Fell. / Fairfield. / Gowbarrow Parks. / Dunmallet.

placename:- Place Fell
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, Ulleswater, Westmoreland, drawn by Craig, engraved by Hay, published by R N Rose, 45 Holborn Hill, London, 1820.
Included in the Gallery of Nature and Art.
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Engraved by Hay from a Drawing by Craig / for the Gallery of Nature & Art / ULLESWATER, WESTMORELAND. / From the Duke of Norfolk's Park. / London, Published by R. N. Rose, 45 Holborn Hill, May 1, 1820.
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early

old print:-
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Print, hand coloured engraving, Lower Reach, Ullswater from Pooley Bridge, Westmorland and Cumberland, published by Sherwood and Co, London, 1836?
Objects in the view are identified by a caption at the bottom - Swarth Fell, Martindale, High Street, Hallen Fell, Kirkstone, Place Fell, Fairfield, Gowbarrow Parks, Dumallet.
printed at bottom:-
LOWER REACH, ULLSWATER. / from Pooley Bridge. / Pubd. April 15th 1836 by Sherwood & Co London.

placename:- Place Fell
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Black 1841 (3rd edn 1846)

Guide book, Black's Picturesque Guide to the English Lakes, published by Adam and Charles Blck, North Bridge, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, 1841 to 1888.
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Print, engraving, outline view, Mountains as seen a little on the Matterdale Road near Lyulph's Tower on Ulleswater, and Mountains as seen at the Slate Quarry at Blowick on Ulleswater, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... 1 Place Fell ... 1 Place Fell ...

placename:- Place Fell
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

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button to large Place Fell -- Patterdale and Martindale -- Cumbria / -- 20.10.2010
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button to large Place Fell -- Patterdale and Martindale -- Cumbria / -- Unnamed tarns on the top. -- 6.7.2009

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