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placename:- Lowther Park
parish Lowther parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
park
coordinates:- NY5222
10Km square:- NY52

1Km square NY5222

source:- Martineau 1855

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 1855-71.
Page 171:-
... The traveller should walk along the river bank ... to Askham, and then ascend the steep bank of red sandstone, overshadowed by trees, to the park of Lowther Castle. The grounds here are fine; especially the terrace, which affords a noble walk. It is very elevated; broad, mossy, shady, breezy, and overlooking a considerable extent of country,- some of which is fertile plain, and some undulating surface,- the margin of the mountain region. The most remarkable feature of this landscape is perhaps the hol-
Page 172:-
[hol]low, within which lies Hawes Water. The park has some fine old trees; and the number and size of the yews in the grounds will strike the stranger. But lasting injury was done to the woods by the hurricane of 1839, which broke its way straight through, levelling every thing in its path. On the road from Askham to Bampton, the high grounds of Lowther present on the left a nearly straight line of great elevation, along which runs the park wall, almost to the extremity of the promontory. From a distance, it looks the most enviable position for a park that can be imagined.
date:- 1855
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843)

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 135:-
...
LOWTHER CASTLE AND PARK.
The Castle stands in a park of six hundred acres, on the east side of the delightful vale of Lowther. ...
Page 137:-
The tourist who has complained of the deficiency of magnificent forest-wood, will here, at least, have found no reason to renew his complaints, and, indeed, scarcely during any of the latter part of the tour. The princely residences of the nobility are scarce in the north country - the halls of the gentry are not numerous - and the lands being in the hands of statesmen, who are in general mere agriculturalists, they look upon wood as exhausting the fertility of the land.

placename:- Lowther Park
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- Baker 1802

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
pp.25-26:-
Near this passage [road to Penrith] is also the seat and extensive park of Lord Lonsdale, ... observable from the woods and smaller plantations of furs and other evergreens, tastefully arranged on the summits of the hills near them. Lowther Hall, next passed, is another possession of the family of that name. ...
person:- : Lowther Family
person:- : Lonsdale, Earl of
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

old map:- Cooke 1802

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

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

old map:- West 1784 map

A Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, now Cumbria, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, engraved by Paas, 53 Holborn, London, included in the Guide to the Lakes by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Westmorland, and in London, from the 3rd edition 1784, to 1821.
Marked by a drawing of a building in a park enclosed by the river and a paling fence.
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park
county:- Westmorland

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

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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Addendum; Mr Gray's Journal, 1769
Page 200:-
... walked up beacon-hill [Penrith], a mile to the top, and could see ... Whinfield and Lowther parks, &c.
date:- 1769
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.
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Lowther
Circle and outline for the park.

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

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.
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Ring of fence palings, trees.
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old print:- Rose 1832-35

Engravings - Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated; from drawings by Thomas Allom, George Pickering, and H Gastineau, described by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate Street, London, 1832-35.
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date:- 1830
period:- 19th century, early

old print:- Knyff and Kip 1707

Book, Britannia Illustrata, prints from drawings by Leonard Knyff, engraved by John Kip, published London, 1707-1740.
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Print, engraving, Lowther, Westmorland now Cumbria, drawn by Leonard Knyff, engraved by John Kip, 1707.
The house and gardens and surrounding lands are drawn in bird's eye view.
Probably from Britannia Illustrata, published London, 1707-1740.
date:- 1707
period:- 18th century, early

old print:- Bogg 1898

Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
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Print, engraving, Vale of Lowther, Lowther Park, Lowther, Westmorland, by A Haselgrave, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.129 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.
date:-
period:- 19th century, late

old print:- Lowther 1780s-90s

Scrapbook, 4 volumes, of descriptive texts, maps, and prints of views and coats of arms, for Westmorland and Cumberland, assembled by a member of the Lowther Family, late 18th early 19th century.
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Print, engraving, Lowther, Westmorland now Cumbria, 1700s.
The house and gardens and surrounding lands are drawn in bird's eye view.
Copied from the Knyff and Kip print?
date:- 1700=1709
period:- 18th century, early

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button   Lowther Castle, Lowther
button   St Michael, Lowther
button   sundial, Lowther

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