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Duddon Sands, Millom Without
Duddon Sands
site name:-   Duddon Estuary
civil parish:-   Millom Without (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   foreshore
coordinates:-   SD16607520 (etc) 
1Km square:-   SD1675
10Km square:-   SD17
civil parish:-   Askam and Ireleth (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   sands
10Km square:-   SD17

BMS51.jpg (taken 30.9.2006)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 10 12) 
placename:-  Duddon Sands
source data:-   Maps, 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.

evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd) 
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by J Sudbury and George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
foreshore sands in Duddon Estuary 
item:-  private collection : 16
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evidence:-   poem:- Drayton 1612/1622 text
placename:-  Dudden Sands
item:-  placename, Duddon Sands
source data:-   Poem, Poly Olbion, by Michael Drayton, published by published by John Marriott, John Grismand and Thomas Dewe, and others? London, part 1 1612, part 2 1622.
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page 136:-  "... Dudden first, then Levin, lastly Ken,
Of three bright Naiades nam'd, as Dudden on the West,
That Cumberland cuts off from this Shire, doth invest
Those Sands with her proud Style, ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, A New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland Divided into their Respective Wards, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin et al, published by T Bowles, Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, London, 1760.
dotted area 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.10
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evidence:-   old text:- Mackenzie 1776
placename:-  Duddon Sands
source data:-   Charts, and sailing directions, Nautical Descriptions of the West Coast of Great Britain, Bristol Channel to Cape Wrath, by Murdoch Mackenzie, published London, 1776.
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Page 18:-  "... ..."
"The rocks and shoals to be avoided between Piel-of-Foudray and St. Bee's Head, are ... in the entry of Duddon Bay, with several patches of sand, near a league from the shore, that dry with spring-tide only: ... Selker"
"DUDDON Sands."
"Only small vessels can get into safety in this Bay; for I was informed that there was not above seven or eight feet of water over most of the banks at high-water with spring-tide: with neap-tide, therefore, there is not two or three feet on them at high-water."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821) 
placename:-  Duddon Sands
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.
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Mrs Radcliffe's Ride over Skiddaw, 1794 
Page 308:-  "[on Skiddaw] ... to the west, Duddon Sands gleamed in a long line among the fells of High Furness.- ..."

evidence:-   old map:- West 1784 map
placename:-  Duddon Sands
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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evidence:-   old text:- Camden 1789
placename:-  Duddensand
source data:-   Book, 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.
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Page 131:-  "... Forness ... the shore here running out a great way to the west, the sea, as if enraged at it, lashes it more furiously, and, in high tides. has even devoured the shore, and made three large bays, viz. Kentsand, into which the river Ken empties itself, Levensand and Duddensand, between which the land projects ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Laurie and Whittle 1806
placename:-  Dudden Sands
source data:-   Road map, Completion of the Roads to the Lakes, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, by Nathaniel Coltman? 1806, published by Robert H Laurie, 53 Fleet Street, London, 1834.
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"Dudden Sands"
sands in estuary 
item:-  private collection : 18.18
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evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Duddon Sands
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
"Duddon Sands"
area in Duddon Estuary 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
source data:-   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 1855-76.
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Page 107:-  "... When it is high water, the scene is fine: but the vast reaches of sand at low water are dreary. ..."

evidence:-   old print:- Goodwin 1887 (edn 1890) 
placename:-  Duddon Sands
source data:-   Print, etching? Duddon Sands, Cumberland, by Harry Goodwin, 1883, published by Swan Sonnenschein and Co, Paternoster Square, London, 1890.
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Tipped in opposite p.268 of Through the Wordsworth Country, by William Knight. 
item:-  JandMN : 382.57
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