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viewpoint, Force Bridge
site name:-   Force Bridge
civil parish:-   Sedgwick (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   viewpoint
coordinates:-   SD50748684
1Km square:-   SD5086
10Km square:-   SD58

MN photo:-  
The views today are very poor; but not uninteresting.

BXD32.jpg  View S.
(taken 15.8.2012)  
BXD33.jpg  View SN.
(taken 15.8.2012)  

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P184, button  goto source
Page 184:-  "..."
"... fall in with the course of the river [Kent] at Force-bridge,"
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Page 185:-  "and from the crown of it have a very singular romantic view of the river both ways, working its passage in a narrow deep channel of rocks, hanging over it in a variety of forms, and streaming a thousand rills into the flood. The rocks in the bottom are strangely excavated into deep holes of various shapes, which, when the river is low, remain full of water, and from their depth are black as ink. ..."

person:-   author
 : West, Thomas
date:-   1778
period:-   18th century, late
period:-   1780s
item:-   guide bookGuide to the Lakes

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