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placename:- Penrith to Keswick
other name:- Keswick to Penrith
other name:- A66
parish Penrith town, once in Cumberland
parish Dacre parish, once in Cumberland
parish Hutton parish, once in Cumberland
parish Mungrisdale parish, once in Cumberland
parish Matterdale parish, once in Cumberland
parish Threlkeld parish, once in Cumberland
parish St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn parish, once in Cumberland
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
route
10Km square:- NY53
10Km square:- NY52
10Km square:- NY42
10Km square:- NY32
10Km square:- NY22
road code:- Pnrt=Kswc

old print:- Bradley 1901

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Print, uncoloured lithograph, The Road, Keswick, to Penrith, Cumberland, by Joseph Pennell, published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1901.
On page 74 of Highways and Byways in the Lake District, by A G Bradley.
printed at bottom:-
The Road, Keswick, to Penrith.
date:- 1901
period:- 1900s

old print:- Bradley 1901

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Print, uncoloured lithograph, Road to Keswick, Cumberland, by Joseph Pennell, published by Macmillan and Co, London, 1901.
On page 261 of Highways and Byways in the Lake District, by A G Bradley.
printed at bottom:-
Road to Keswick.
date:- 1901
period:- 1900s

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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K to P 18 Ms.
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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 174:-
XVII. KESWICK TO PENRITH.- 17½ M.
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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double line, light dark solid; road AND double line, light dark dotted; unfenced road
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 267-268
At Penrith, on l. a T.R. to Keswick.
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page 281-282
Penrith ... On l. a T.R. to Keswick.
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page 317-318
At Keswick, on r. a T.R. to Penrith
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page 733-734
PENRITH to Keswick.
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road map:- Cary 1790 (Cmd/edn 1789)

Map, Westmoreland, now Cumbria, scale about 11.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 1790; published 1790-1828.
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double line
date:- 1790
period:- 18th century, late; 1790s

old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Der)

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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road

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

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 144:-
From Keswick to Penrith, seventeen miles, of very good road, through an open wild country.
...
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Page 151:-
...
Those that do not choose to go as far as Penrith, may, near the eighth mile-post [from Keswick],
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Page 152:-
turn off to the right (leaving Mell-fell, a round green hill, on the left) to Matterdale, and proceed to Gowbarrow-park, which will bring them upon Ulls-water,
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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 202:-
...
Oct. 2. I set out at ten for Keswick, by the road we went in 1767; say (sic) Greystock town and castle to the right, which lie about three miles from Ulls-water over the fells; passed through Penruddock and Threlkeld at the foot of Saddleback, whose furrowed sides were gilt by the noon-day sun, whilst its brow appeared of a sad purple, from the shadow of the clouds as they sailed slowly by it. The broad and green vallies of Gardies and Lowside, with a swift stream glittering among the cottages and meadows, lay to the left, and the much finer, but narrower valley of St. John, opening into it: Hill-top, the large, though low mansion of the Gasgarth's, now a farm-house, seated on an eminence among the woods, under a steep fell, was what appeared the most conspicuous, and beside it a great rock, like some ancient tower nodding to its fall. Passed by the side of Skiddaw and its cub, called Latrigg; and saw from an eminence at two miles distance, the vale of Elysium in all its verdure; the sun then playing on the bosom of the lake, and lighting up all the mountains with its lustre. Dined by two o'clock at the Queen's-head, ...
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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From Keswick
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double line; road; bold, main road
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 96)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 30, Cumberland.
Turning right:-
to Penreth
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

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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double line; road
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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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single line, solid; minor road; Penrith, Penruddock, Scales, Threskeld, Keswick
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old road map:- Rumney 1899

Guide book, The Cyclist's Guide to the English Lake District, by A W Rumney, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, and Liverpool, 1899.
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Road map, strip map, gradient diagram, and itinerary for Route XIII, The Ullswater Round from Keswick, Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, by A W Rumney, published by George Philip and Son, 32 Fleet Street, London, and Liverpool, 1899.
On p.48 of the Cyclist's Guide to the English Lake District, by A W Rumney.
printed at top:-
Route XIII.
date:- 1899
period:- 19th century, late

places
mapping:- -- junction -- NY389272 -- NY3827
Penrith
Stainton
Penruddock, Hutton
Scales, Threlkeld
Threlkeld
Keswick

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