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placename:- Ravenglass
other name:- R'englass
parish Muncaster parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s -- market town; selected place
coordinates:- SD08419633
10Km square:- SD09
place code:- Rvng

1Km square SD0896

photograph

Ravenglass -- Muncaster -- Cumbria / -- 14.5.2010
photograph

Ravenglass -- Muncaster -- Cumbria / -- Backs to the sea. -- 4.6.2013

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 82 11)

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

old print:- Bradley 1901

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Print, uncoloured lithograph, Ravenglass, Muncaster, Cumberland, by Joseph Pennell, published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1901.
On page 180 of Highways and Byways in the Lake District, by A G Bradley.
printed at bottom:-
Ravenglass.

placename:- Ravenglass
date:- 1901
period:- 1900s

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 113:-
... the opening of the valley [Eskdale] to the sea affords a fine view, with the little town of Ravenglass seated in the bay where the Irt, the Mite, and the Esk flow into the sea. ...
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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Ravenglass
blocks, settlement

placename:- Ravenglass
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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RAVENGLASS

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

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 14:-
...
Ravenglass, is a small market-town, at the confluence and embouchure of the Mite and Irt, contains nothing to detain the traveller, ...

placename:- Ravenglass
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Cobbett 1832

Maps, Westmoreland and Cumberland, by William Cobbett, 11 Bolt Court, Fleet street, London, 1832.
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Ravenglass
dot and circle; town

placename:- Ravenglass
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1832
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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Ravenglass
circle; town

placename:- Ravenglass
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Cmd)

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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Ravenglass / 279
circle, upright lowercase text; town; distance from London

placename:- Ravenglass
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
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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RAVENGLASS

placename:- Ravenglass

old map:- Cooke 1802

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

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

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Ravenglass
blocks, upright lowercase text; town

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

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 319-320
Ravenglass

placename:- Ravenglass
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 169:-
...
... Ravenglass, a station where, I was told, were once two Roman inscriptions. It is conveniently environed by two rivers. Some will have it to have been called antiently Aven glass or the blue river, and tell many stories about king Eveling, who had a palace here. ...

placename:- Ravenglass
other name:- Aven Glass
person:- : Eveling, King
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.
Page 179:-
...
Dr. Burn derives Ravenglas from renigh, fern, and glas, green. Here are in winter such plenty of woodcocks, that the tenants are bound to sell them to the lord for a pence a piece.

placename:- Ravenglas
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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placename:- Ravenglass
building/s
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Ravenglass Mar. Sat.
blocks, on road, street plan, town, market

placename:- Ravenglass
market town
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bickham 1753-54 (Cmd)

Maps, A Map of Westmorland, 1753, and A Map of Cumberland, 1754, by George Bickham, published 1750s-96.
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Raven Glass
view (sort of)

placename:- Raven Glass
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1753=1754
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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...
Ravenglass is the next Market Town we are to speak of: Here is a commodious Harbour for Ships, made by the Meeting of the River Mute with the Eske. Richard de Lucy, Lord of Egremont, obtain'd of King John, in the 10th Year of his reign, a Grant of a Fair and Market to be kept Yearly in Right of the Haven, as Lord Paramount; but at the same Time confirm'd by a Fine, levied to the Mesne Lords and Tenants, all the Land and Fee of Ravenglass; and gave them, moreover, Estovers to make their Fish-Guards in the River Eske, which is continu'd to this Day. The Market is kept on Saturdays: and the Fair on July the 25th; and it is 214 Miles computed, and 272 measured from London.
This Manor, and other Lands adjoining, have been long enjoy'd by the Penningtons, who took their name from the Town of Pennington in Lancashire. They were many of them Knights, and Men of great Valour in defending the Borders, and other Services.

placename:- Ravenglass
harbour
person:- : Lucy, Richard de
person:- : Pennington Family
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
Ravenglass Market Saturday, Fair July 25.

placename:- Ravenglass
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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Ravenglass
building and tower; town?

placename:- Ravenglass
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

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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Ravenglas
circle; village or town

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

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

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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Ravenglas
Circle, buildings, towers.

placename:- Ravenglas
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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Ravenglas
circle, upright lowercase text; town

placename:- Ravenglas
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
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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Ravenglas
circle, buildings and towers; town

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

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Ravenglas
Buildings and towers, suggestion of a wall, notice ?fence palings; upright lowercase text; market town.

placename:- Ravenglas
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Jenner 1643

Table of distances and map, Cumberland, now Cumbria, scale about 21 miles to 1 inch, by Thomas Jenner, London, 1643.
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Ravinglas
circle

placename:- Ravinglas
date:- 1643
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

table of distances:- Simons 1635

Table of distances and map of Westmorland, engraved by Jacob van Langeren, published by Mathew Simons, London, 1635-36.
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Rave~glas S.W.
and tabulated distances

placename:- Ravenglas
date:- 1635
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

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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Ravenglas
dot, circle, and tower

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

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

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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Rave~glas
circle, buildings, tower

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

source:- Keer 1605

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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Ravenglas
dot, two circle, tower, tinted red; town

placename:- Ravenglas
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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Ravenglas

placename:- Ravenglas
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:- Renglas
county:- Cumberland

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Buildings and towers, symbol for a town.
RAVENGLAS

placename:- Ravenglas
county:- Cumberlandia
town
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

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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Ravenglass
circle with two side bars; town

placename:- Ravenglass
locality:- Allerdale above Derwent Ward
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

market notes:- see:- Owen: 1792: New Book of Fairs

see:- Bowen, Emanuel & Kitchin, Thomas: 1760: New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland

Saturday market to be held at the manor, granted by John to Richard de Lucy, 20 August 1208; in Rotuli Chartarum.
Market day Saturday given on Bowen and Kitchin's map, 1760.
Market listed by Owen, 1792.
market town
person:- : John
person:- : Lucy, Richard de
date:- 1208; 1792; 1760

old painting:-
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Painting, watercolour, Ravenglass, Cumberland, by Thomas Carr, 1906.
To left of composition an old man with a walking stick approaches, two fish hanging from his left hand. Behind him stands a deserted fishing village beyond which, to right of composition, lies the sea. A wide area of flat grassland fills remainder of foreground.
signed & dated at bottom right:-
Thos. Carr 1906
date:- 1906
period:- 1900s

old print:-
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Print, uncoloured engraving, View of Ravenglass, and Black Comb Mountain, Cumberland, drawn by Joseph Farington, engraved by Letitia Byrne, published by T Cadell and W Davies, Strand, London, 1815
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-
Drawn by Joseph Farington R.A. / Etchedby Letitia Byrne. / View of Ravenglass, and Black Comb Mountain. / Published Septr. 20, 1815, by T. cadell & W. Davies Strand.

placename:- Ravenglass
date:- 1815
period:- 19th century, early

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ravenglass -- Muncaster -- Cumbria / -- Anchor. -- 4.6.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ravenglass -- Muncaster -- Cumbria / -- 4.6.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ravenglass -- Muncaster -- Cumbria / -- 4.6.2013
tiny photograph, 
button to large Ravenglass -- Muncaster -- Cumbria / -- Coat of arms on a house, Pennington Family. -- 11.5.2006

hearsay Ravenglass fair was 5 August, feast of St James. It deteriorated into a sports meeting called the St Jam Races, which ceased about 1905.

button   Bay Horse, Ravenglass
button   drain, Ravenglass
button   engine shed, Ravenglass
button   Grove, Muncaster
button   house, Ravenglass
button   house, Ravenglass (2)
button   house, Ravenglass (3)
button   house, Ravenglass (4)
button   iter 10, Cumbria
button   market cross, Ravenglass
button   Millenium Garden, Ravenglass
button   Pennington Hotel, Ravenglass
button   Pennington House, Ravenglass
button   post office, Ravenglass
button   post office, Ravenglass (2)
button   railway bridge, Ravenglass
button   railway bridge, Ravenglass (2)
button   railway viaduct, Ravenglass
button   Ravenglass Railway Museum, Ravenglass
button   Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass
button   Ravenglass Station, Ravenglass (2)
button   road, Ambleside to Ravenglass
button   roman fort, Ravenglass
button   Ship House, Ravenglass
button   Walls Bridge, Ravenglass

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