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Church Beck
civil parish:-   Coniston (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   river
coordinates:-   SD30809693
1Km square:-   SD3096
10Km square:-   SD39

BOC30.jpg  Waterfall.
(taken 3.9.2007)  
BOC29.jpg  At Miners Bridge.
(taken 3.9.2007)  

evidence:-   possibly 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 WS21P054, button  goto source
Page 54:-  "..."
"The feeder of this lake [Coniston Water], besides the Black-beck of Torver, is Coniston-beck. It decends (sic) from the mountains, or rather is precipitated, in a short course to the lake, which it enters on the western canton in a clear stream, concealed by its banks."

evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con) 
placename:-  Church Beck
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, An Accurate Map of Coniston Lake, scale about 3 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1788, version published 1809.
"Church Beck"
item:-  JandMN : 182.5
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evidence:-   old map:- West 1784 map
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, about 1784.
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
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BOC28.jpg  At Miners Bridge.
(taken 3.9.2007)  
BTN81.jpg  Below Miners Bridge.
(taken 8.9.2010)  
BLZ62.jpg  Entering Coniston Water.
(taken 28.4.2006)  

continuation of:-    Levers Water Beck

SD30209758 Church Bridge, Coniston (Coniston)
SD29359815 Coniston Hydroelectric Scheme (Coniston)
SD29449802 Coniston Waterfall (Coniston)
SD29839777 mill, Coniston (Coniston) gone
SD29419804 Miners Bridge (Coniston)
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