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Low Water, Coniston
runs into:-    Low Water Beck

Low Water
locality:-   Old Man of Coniston, The
civil parish:-   Coniston (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   tarn
coordinates:-   SD27489825
1Km square:-   SD2798
10Km square:-   SD29
altitude:-   1785 feet
altitude:-   544m

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evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 4 3) 
placename:-  Low Water
placename:-  Water, Low
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:- Otley 1818
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, The District of the Lakes, Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, 1818, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Scotland, published by Jonathan Otley, Keswick, Cumberland, et al, 1833.
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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Page 36:-  "... Low Water, placed on the Old Man's side, belies its name, as it occupies the highest level. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Low Water
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.
"Low Wr."
outline with shore form lines, lake or tarn 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
item:-  altitude, Low Water
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 168:-  "... The summit [Old Man of Coniston] is the edge of a line of rocks overhanging another tarn,- Low Water,- which is 2,000 feet above the sea level, ..."

evidence:-   old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s
source data:-   Photograph, sepia, Low Water, Coniston, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
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item:-  Armitt Library : ALPS102
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evidence:-   old print:- MacBride 1922
placename:-  Low Water Tarn
source data:-   Print, colour, Low Water Tarn, Coniston, by Alfred Heaton Cooper, published by Adam and Charles Black, 4-6 Soho Square, London, 2nd edn 1928.
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Tipped in opposite p.160 in Wild Lakeland by MacKenzie MacBride. 
printed at bottom:-  "LOW WATER TARN, CONISTON"
signed at lower left:-  "A. HEATON COOPER"
item:-  JandMN : 195.25
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