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placename:- Killington
parish Killington parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s; locality
coordinates:- SD61398892
10Km square:- SD68

1Km square SD6188

photograph

Killington -- Killington -- Cumbria / -- 28.1.2011

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 39 16)

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:- Killington
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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Killington

placename:- Killington
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

old map:- Cooke 1802

Maps, Westmoreland, Cumberland, etc, now Cumbria, by George Alexander Cooke, London, 1802-10; published 1802-24.
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Killington P.
outline of fence palings; park

placename:- Killington Park
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd)

Map, The County of Westmoreland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed by J Ainslie and perhaps T Donald, engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
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Killington
blocks, labelled in upright lowercase text; settlement; town? and aea

placename:- Killington
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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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Killington
circle, tower

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

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland? in The Agreeable Historian by Samuel Simpson, printed by R Walker, Fleet Lane, London, 1746.
image SMP2SDP, button   goto source.
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Killinton

placename:- Killinton
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Badeslade 1742

A Map of Westmorland North from London, scale about 10 miles to 1 inch, and descriptive text, Cumberland similarly, by Thomas Badeslade, London, engraved and published by William Henry Toms, Union Court, Holborn, London, 1742.
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Killinton
circle, italic lowercase text; village, hamlet or locality

placename:- Killinton
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1742
period:- 18th century, early

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
image MD10SD69, button   goto source.
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Killinton
Circle, building and tower.

placename:- Killinton
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Seller 1694 (Wmd)

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

placename:- Killington
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1694
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Sanson 1679

Map, Ancien Royaume de Northumberland aujourdhuy Provinces de Nort, ie the Ancient Kingdom of Northumberland or the Northern Provinces, scale about miles to 1 inch, by Nicholas Sanson, Paris, France, 1679.
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Killinton
circle, italic lowercase text; village or house

placename:- Killinton
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

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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Killinton
Buildings and tower.

placename:- Killinton
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

source:- Brathwaite 1638

Poem, Drunken Barnaby's Four Journey to the North of England, by Richard Brathwaite, 1638, published 1716-62.
Thence to Killington I passed,
Where an Hill is freely grassed;
There I staid not, tho' half tired,
Higher still my Thoughts aspired:
Taking leave of Mountains many,
To my native Country came I.

placename:- Killington
date:- 1638
period:- 17th century, early; 1630s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

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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Killinton
circle, building and tower

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

source:- Lloyd 1573 -- probably relevant

Map, Angliae Regni, Kingdom of England, with Wales, scale about 24 miles to 1 inch, authored by Humphrey Lloyd, Denbigh, Clwyd, drawn and engraved by Abraham Ortelius, Netherlands, 1573.
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Kyllingworth

placename:- Kyllingworth
date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Saxton 1579

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Church, symbol for a parish or village, with a parish church.
Killinton

placename:- Killinton
county:- Westmorelandia
village
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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Killinaton
circle; village or hamlet

placename:- Killinaton
locality:- Lonsdale Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

hearsay A Need Fire was lit here in November 1840, perhaps the last lit in Westmorland, perhaps the last in England. This was a magical cure for the cattle sickness in the area prevalent for over a year. The fire had to be lit by friction, and had to be of wood that had never been inside a house. When going it was covered with damp grass or straw to make a heavy smoke through which the cattle were driven again and again. At the last the best runner took a burning brand to the next farm to light a need fire there, and so through the whole of Westmorland.
The Patriot newspaper, 25 July 1834 described a cattle disease:-
A sort of murrain, or pestilential fever, which is at present prevalent in the county of Westmorland, the popular remedy for which is fumigation of the infected animals with the smoke of needfire, accompanied by certain mystic signs.

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