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placename:- Watermillock
parish Matterdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY445224
10Km square:- NY42

1Km square NY4422

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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Watermillock
blocks, settlement

placename:- Watermillock
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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Watermillock

placename:- Watermillock
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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:- Watermillock

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.
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... It will also much enhance the pleasure [visiting Ullswater], if they previously send notice to the fishermen at How-Town, or Water-Millock, to prepare their boats and nets; so that at their return, which will be about five hours, they may see the manner of taking the different kinds of fish. The price of these fishermen is three draughts for five shillings, and the fish they take is the property of their employers. Those who are fond of angling will do well to take their tackle with them, as perhaps they can no where meet with better sport. I one day caught, in this manner, between Powley and the small island, twenty-nine trouts.
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page 25:-
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The next remarkable place is the village of Water-Millock, the seat and manor of John Robinson, Esq; [seat of John Robinson, Esq.] it is held under the Earl of Surrey as parcel of the barony of Greystock, and is one of the most beautiful situations our Island affords. It is compleatly sheltered from every inclement blast by mountains and groves, and every window in the house presents you with a beautiful landscape, each varied from another both in
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objects and stile. On one side is the lake; on another a beautiful and cultivated scene, composed of water, wood, and hills; on another, high, rugged, and broken rocks, interspersed with here and there a green shrub; and on the other is a beautiful view up the lake, including the rugged and varied hills on the opposite side, together with Helveylin and its craggy inferiors.
Here fire a gun or two to rouse the echoes from the hills; the traveller will be astonished to hear them like repeated peals of thunder, some linger, some shorter, now seeming like the crash of worlds, now reverberating only in hollow murmurs. The effect of martial music is inconceivable, more particularly when joined to the reports of the guns. Every note is re-echoed in ten thousand varied tones; sometimes the ear fancies it perceives something of a regular strain, then again all relapses into such a mixture of wildness and harmony as is beyond the reach of art; whilst that savage uproar which the guns occasion, disturbs at intervals the softer harmony, and impresses the mind with ideas awfully pleasing.

placename:- Water Millock
person:- : Robinson, John
person:- : Surrey, Earl of
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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WATERMELOCK

placename:- Watermelock
hamlet
date:- 1787
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:- Watermillock
building/s
county:- Cumberland

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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Watermillock / Ino. Robinson's Esqr.

placename:- Watermillock
village
person:- : Robinson, John
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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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
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It is soon again interrupted by the root of Helvellyn, ... and spreading again, turns off to the south-east, and is lost among the deep recesses of the hills. To this second turning I pursued my way about four miles along its border, beyond a village scattered among trees, and called Watermillock, in a pleasant grave day, perfectly calm and warm, but without a gleam of sunshine; ...

placename:- Watermillock
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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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Watermillock
blocks, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, village?

placename:- Watermillock
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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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Wathermalack
circle, tower

placename:- Wathermalack
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
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Watermalack
Circle.

placename:- Watermalack
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

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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Wathermalach
Circle, building and tower, on edge of Gowbarrow Park.

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

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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Wathermelake
Buildings and tower.

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

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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Wathermelake
circle, buildings, tower

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

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

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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Wetherm'lak
circle, towers

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

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.
Wethermelake

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

button   All Saints, Watermillock
button   Hazelhurst, Watermillock
button   Longthwaite Bridge, Watermillock
button   pinfold, Matterdale
button   Rectory, Watermillock
button   school, Matterdale
button   sundial, Watermillock
button   Townend Bridge, Watermillock
button   Undercragg, Watermillock
button   war memorial, Watermillock
button   Watermillock House, Matterdale
button   Watermillock Village Hall, Watermillock

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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