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Leighton Beck
runs into:-    Kent Estuary

civil parish:-   Beetham (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Arnside (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   river
locality type:-   boundary
locality type:-   county boundary
1Km square:-   SD4977 (etc) 
10Km square:-   SD47
county:-   Lancashire
current boundary
locality:-   Cumbria boundary
old boundary
locality:-   Lancashire boundary
SummaryText:-   For part of its length it is the county boundary.

BQB08.jpg (taken 6.2.2009)  
BQB09.jpg (taken 6.2.2009)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 46 11) 
placename:-  Leighton Beck
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:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Leighton Beck
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
"Leighton B."
single or double wiggly line; river; county boundary 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

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.
Drawn entirely in Westmorland. 
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
river running into the Kent Estuary; county boundary 
item:-  JandMN : 129
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
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.
wiggly line, river, and county boundary 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
Image © see bottom of page

BQB08.jpg  Harts tongue fern.
(taken 6.2.2009)  
BQB16.jpg  At Leighton Beck Bridge.
(taken 6.2.2009)  
BQB20.jpg  At Creep-i'-th'-Crawl Bridge.
(taken 6.2.2009)  

SD46767858 Arnside Cut (Arnside / Beetham)
SD47707816 Creep-i'-th'-call Bridge (Beetham)
SD48647774 Leighton Beck Bridge (Beetham)
SD49847712 Thrang End Bridge (Beetham)
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