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placename:- Braithwaite
parish Above Derwent parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
building/s
coordinates:- NY23122364
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2323

photograph

Braithwaite -- Above Derwent -- Cumbria / -- 24.10.2013
photograph

Braithwaite -- Above Derwent -- Cumbria / -- 5.11.2011

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 64 5)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Braithwaite
building/s
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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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Braithwaite

placename:- Braithwaite
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:- Braithwaite

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Brathwaite
blocks, italic lowercase text, village, hamlet, locality

placename:- Brathwaite
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 317-318
Braithwaite

placename:- Braithwaite
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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 91:-
...
We next come to Great Brathwaite, a pretty village. This place and Thornthwaite are remarkable for producing the best fruit in Cumberland. A stranger would here imagine himself at his journey's end; the road winds in between two mountains in such a manner that no one can perceive its course.
The tenants here are all customary, one only excepted. Formerly the poor in these northern parts were extremely distressed; on this account many charities have been given them, by people born in the neighbourhood who had acquired large fortunes. There is not a town or village but what has had two or three donations, (a thing I before forgot to take notice of, and which does credit to the natives) from those who in
Page 92:-
their affluence did not forget their distressed neighbours, who were so frequently plundered of everything they had.
One Peter Uldale, born at this place, left 4l. 11s. 4d. to be distributed as follows; 3s. and 8d. each, to twelve poor people of Great Brathwaite, five of Little Brathwaite, Portingsgill, and Ullock, and three of Thornthwaite; to be distributed every year on Candlemas day, and to paid out of certain of his lands in Essex. This was not very well paid by Mr Uldale's representatives; whereupon Mr Lowry, Vicar of Crossthwaite, in 1681 brought an action against them, and recovered about thirty pounds Sterling; the interest of which is distributed by the Vicar and Trustees on the same day. Such charities as these now-a-days only relieve the parish at large. Pity such should be enjoyed by the rich! they were meant for the poor. Charities are not now so valuable as they were formerly, since the Legislature has made such excellent laws for their maintenance.

placename:- Great Braithwaite
person:- : Uldale, Peter
person:- clergyman : Lowry, Mr
date:- 1787
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.
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Brathwate
circle, tower

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

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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Brathwate
Circle, building and tower.

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

old map:- Seller 1694 (Cmd)

Map, Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, by John Seller, 1694; editions to 1787.
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Bratwat
circle, italic lowercase text; settlement or house

placename:- Bratwat
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1694
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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Brathwat
Buildings and tower.

placename:- Brathwat
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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Brathwat
circle, tower

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

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Building, symbol for a hamlet, which may or may not have a nucleus.
Brathwate

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

old map:- Cooper 1808

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by H Cooper, 1808, published by G and W B Whittaker, 13 Ave Maria Lane, London, 1824.
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Braithwaite
circle; village or hamlet

placename:- Braithwaite
locality:- Allerdale above Derwent Ward
county:- Cumberland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old text:- Miller 1847

Miller 1847

Report on the Fall of Rain in the Lake Districts of Cumberland and Westmoreland in 1846, by John Fletcher Miller, printed by G Irwin, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1847.
Page 7:-
...
A correspondent of the Whitehaven Herald states, "On Friday (the 9th of October last) the rain poured down in torrents, with a high wind, which, towards evening increased to a complete hurricane. At the village of Braithwaite, near Keswick, the blast came down the side of Grisedale, resembling a whirlwind, and swept through the village. A heavy cart, standing near to Messrs. Simms' manufactory, was lifted by the wind, and after being
Report on the Fall of Rain in the Lake Districts of Cumberland and Westmoreland in 1846, by John Fletcher Miller, printed by G Irwin, Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumberland, 1847.
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whirled about, was finally set down at a distance of 20 yards."

placename:- Braithwaite
date:- 1847
period:- 19th century, early; 1840s

source:- Martineau 1855

Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-71.
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BRAITH WAITE.
Adamson, John, corn miller.
Bell, Thomas, blacksmith.
Brown, Isaac, corn miller.
Fearon, Isaac, butcher and innkeeper.
Fletcher, George, yeoman.
Gatey, William, tailor.
Gibson, Thomas, schoolmaster and postmaster.
Jopson, Daniel, joiner.
Lowdon, Wm., farmer, Uzicar.
Muckle, George, Esq., Little Braithwaite.
Pennie, The Misses, Braithwaite Lodge.
Stamper, John, innkeeper, Braithwaite.
Tolson, Daniel, farmer, Uzicar.
Williamson, George, woollen manufacturer.
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Braithwaite -- Above Derwent -- Cumbria / -- Bicycle shop? -- 26.4.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Braithwaite -- Above Derwent -- Cumbria / -- CTC recommendation sign on the bicycle shop. -- 26.4.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Braithwaite -- Above Derwent -- Cumbria / -- 13.2.2008

hearsay You can look up from Low Bridge to streets called Duck Street, The Puddle, and The Island.
There were pencil mills here.
Candlemas Tea is served to widows in the village at the Royal Oak, after attending a church service. The tea is paid for by income from a pot of land. The custom dates from the Civil War period, 17th century. The tea is a replacement for the beer of the original custom.

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