button to main menu  Otley's Guide 1823 (5th edn 1834)

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This lake is situated in a country beautifully diversified by sloping hills, woods, and cultivated grounds, with lofty mountains in the distance. Its banks are adorned with buildings, which combine better with the scenery of this, than they would with that of the more northern lakes. Storrs-Hall, the mansion of Colonel Bolton, is beautifully situated upon a low promontory, and Rayrigg, the residence of the Rev. John Fleming, upon a bay of the lake. Calgarth-Park, formerly the residence of the late Bishop of Landaff, has a lowly, and Elleray, the occasional abode of Professor Wilson, and elevated situation. The villa of Brathay, and that of Mr. Brancker, at Croft-Lodge, are conspicuous objects near the head of the water. Bowness is an irregularly built but very neat village, on the margin of the lake; it has two inns, and there are several good houses in the neighbourhood. The church possesses some painted glass, brought from Furness Abbey; and its cemetery contains the remains of the late Bishop Watson. Low Wood Inn stands sweetly at the edge of the water; and Ambleside is at a convenient distance for making excursions, either upon the lake or to the adjacent vallies and mountains.
  Station, The

The Station, belonging to Mr. Curwen, is a building erected upon a rocky eminence above the Ferry house. The path leading to it is decorated with native and exotic trees and shrubs; the upper story commands extensive views of the lake and
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