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site name:- Dunmallard Hill
parish Dacre parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
viewpoint; station
coordinates:- NY4624
10Km square:- NY42

1Km square NY4624

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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Centre of Dunmallet / West's first Station / Edwd. Hasell's Esq.

placename:- Dunmallet
other name:- station, Ullswater, West 1
viewpoint
coordinates:- NY46792462
person:- : Hasell, Edward
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] 'gained the summit [of Dunmallet]. From hence, saw the lake opening directly at my feet, majestic in calmness, clear and smooth as a blue mirror, with winding shores, and low points of land, covered with green inclosures, white farm houses looking out among the trees, and cattle feeding. The water is almost everywhere bordered with cultivated lands, gently sloping upwards, from a mile to a quarter of a mile in breadth, till they reach the feet of 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, ... Approached Dunmallet, a fine pointed hill, covered with wood, ... with some toil gained the summit. From hence saw the lake open directly at my feet, majestic in its calmness, clear and smooth as a blue mirror, with winding shores and low points of land covered with green inclosures, white farm houses looking out among the trees, and cattle feeding.- The water is almost everywhere bordered with cultivated lands, gently sloping upwards from a mile to a quarter of a mile in breadth, till they reach the feet of 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 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. ...
date:- 1769; 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s; 1770s

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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