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place:- Duddon Sands road
site name:- Duddon Estuary
parish Askam and Ireleth parish, once in Lancashire
parish Kirkby Ireleth parish, once in Lancashire
parish Millom parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
sands road; route
10Km square:- SD27
10Km square:- SD17
road code:- DdSn

photograph

sands road, Duddon Sands -- Duddon Estuary -- Askam and Ireleth and Kirkby Ireleth etc -- Cumbria / -- Askam end; tide on the flood. -- SD20997811 (at) -- 16.4.2010
photograph

sands road, Duddon Sands -- Duddon Estuary -- Askam and Ireleth and Kirkby Ireleth etc -- Cumbria / -- Askam end; tide on the flood. -- SD20997811 (at) -- 16.4.2010

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.
thumbnail FD02SD27, button to large image
Dotted line from Kirkby Ireleth to road to Millom.
county:- Lancashire
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.
image OT02SD27, button   goto source.
thumbnail OT02SD27, button to large image
Drawn by a double dotted line across the estuary.
sands road

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
thumbnail GRA1Cd, button to large image
double line, dotted, across Duddon Sands
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.
thumbnail GRA1La, button to large image
from Ravenglass
double line, light dark solid; road, across Duddon Sands
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road map:- Cary 1790 (Lan/edn 1792)

Map, Westmoreland, now Cumbria, scale about 11.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 1790; published 1790-1828.
thumbnail CY46, button to large image
from Ravenglass
double line
date:- 1790
period:- 18th century, late; 1790s

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.
thumbnail CY47, button to large image
from Ulverston double line
date:- 1790
period:- 18th century, late; 1790s

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 142:-
...
The three sands mentioned by Mr. Camden are very dangerous to travellers by the tides and the many quicksands. There is a guide on horseback appointed to Ken or Lancaster sand ... but to Dudden, which are most dangerous, none; ...
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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.
thumbnail BO18SD17, button to large image
double line, dotted
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large sands road, Duddon Sands -- Duddon Estuary -- Askam and Ireleth and Kirkby Ireleth etc -- Cumbria / -- Askam end; warning. -- SD20997811 (at) -- 16.4.2010

hearsay Travellers crossing Duddon Sands came ashore, east, at Gallow Bank, Millom.
One local man, Francis Roudley, was a tide walker or tide waiter, he brogged the route across the sands ie at low water he went out and marked the way with branches stuck in the sand.

places
mapping:- Askam in Furness, Askam and Ireleth
Gallow Bank, Millom
Millom

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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