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placename:- Wallow Crag
parish Shap Rural parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
rocks
coordinates:- NY49531514
10Km square:- NY41

1Km square NY4914

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, Hawes Water from Measand Beck, drawn by T Binns, engraved by O Jewitt, opposite p.16 of A Descriptive Guide of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, 8th edition, 1849.

placename:- Wallow Crag
date:- 1849
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

descriptive text:- 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 28:-
... Its [Hawes Water's] eastern side is bounded by Naddle Forest, the lower part completely wooded, and surmounted by the lofty Wallow Crag; beyond which the hill side is scattered with aged thorns.
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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 189:-
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... At the robbing of an eagle's nest at Wallow Cragg near Haws-water in Westmorland, there were found 35 fish, besides 7 lambs, and other provisions for the young ones; they never have more than two at a time, and many of them breed in these mountains every year. It hath been said by some that they come from Ireland hither to breed, and when the young one are of sufficient strength, they return with them to Ireland again: this assertion I deny, as I have seen them at every season of the year, though they are seldomer seen in Summer than in Winter, when the snow forces them down to the vallies to seek provisions. The lesser eagles are not so common, and are known from the buzzard by their head being less, their neck longer, and their voice. ...

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

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, Haws and Wastwater - Mountains as seen from Burn-Banks near the Foot of Hawes Water, and Mountains as seen near Nether Wastdale at the First Bridge on the road to Wast-Water, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1900.
... 1 Wallow Crag ...

placename:- Wallow Crag
date:- 1900
period:- 1900s

old print:- Tattersall 1836 (version 1869)

Guide book, The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall, published by Sherwood and Co, Paternoster Row, London, about 1836.
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Print, hand coloured, Hawes Water, from Thwaite Force, Westmorland, drawn by George Tattersall, 1836, engraved by W F Topham, published by T J Allman, 463 Oxford Street, London, 1869.
Included in The Lakes of England, by W F Topham.
printed at bottom:-
HAWES-WATER, / from Thwaite Force.
printed at bottom:-
Wallow Crag. / Harter Fell. / Mardale Chapel. / High Street. / Kidsay Pike. / Whelter Crag.

placename:- Wallow Crag
date:- 1836
period:- 19th century, early

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, Hawes Water, from Thwaite Force, Westmorland, 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.109 of The Lakes of England, by George Tattersall.
printed at bottom:-
HAWES-WATER, / from Thwaite Force.
printed at bottom left to right:-
Wallow Crag. / Harter Fell. / Mardale Chapel. / High Street. / Kidsay Pike. / Whelter Crag.

placename:- Wallow Crag
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 from Burn Banks near the Foot of Hawes Water, and Mountains as seen near Strands in Wastdale at the First bridge on the Road to Wast Water, by J Flintoft, Keswick, Cumberland, engraved by R Mason, Edinburgh, Lothian, about 1846.
... 1 Wallow Crag ...

placename:- Wallow Crag
date:- 1844
period:- 19th century, early

story As Charles Williams was born in Mardale, a large boulder fell from Wallow Carg into Haweswater. The parents thought this an ill omen, and declared their son would drown. In his youth, Charles saved a girl, Maria, from a bull, and they fell in love. Before they could marry, she became ill and died. The sad Charles drowned himself by Wallow Crag; his last poem:-
And what is death, that I should dread / To mingle with the silent dead? / 'Tis but a pang - and pangs are o'er; / A throb - and throbbing is no more; / One struggle - and that one my last; / A gasp - a groan - and all is past!

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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