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placename:- Lowther, River
parish Askham parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
parish Lowther parish, once in Westmorland
river
coordinates:- NY5124
10Km square:- NY52
county:- Cumbria
parish Shap Rural parish, once in Westmorland
parish Shap parish, once in Westmorland
river
10Km square:- NY51

1Km square NY5124

photograph

Lowther, River -- Askham and Lowther etc -- Cumbria -- Cumbria / -- At the footbridge, -- NY51722142 (at) -- 25.9.2009
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Lowther, River -- Askham and Lowther etc -- Cumbria -- Cumbria / -- At the footbridge, -- NY51722142 (at) -- 25.9.2009

old map:- LMS 1920s maps

Railway map, lithograph, 23 pages of strip maps, The Journey in Brief, the Route London to Carlisle, and a general map, Diagram of the Route London to Glasgow and Edinburgh, published by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, LMS, 1920s.
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date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H

Map of the English Lakes, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
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Lowther R.
wiggly line, river

placename:- Lowther, River
date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834)

Guidebook, Concise Description of the English Lakes, later A Description of the English Lakes, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirky Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823 onwards.
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Page 40:-
... it [River Eamont] receives the Lowther, from Hawes Water, Swindale, and Wetsleddale, near Brougham Castle; ...
date:- 1823
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

old map:- Hall 1820 (Wmd)

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 14.5 miles to 1 inch, by Sidney Hall, London, 1820, published by Samuel Leigh, 18 Strand, London, 1820-31.
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Lowther R.
tapering wiggly line; river

placename:- Lowther River
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

source:- Otley 1818

New Map of the District of the Lakes, in Westmorland, Cumberland, and Lancashire, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by Jonathan Otley, engraved by J and G Menzies, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, published by J Otley, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, 1818; pblished 1818 to 1850s.
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Lowther R.

placename:- Lowther River

descriptive text:- Wallis 1810

Map, Westmoreland ie Westmorland, now Cumbria, scale about 19 miles to 1 inch, by James Wallis, 77 Berwick Street, Soho, London, 1810; published 1810-36.
PRINCIPAL RIVERS.
This county is well watered by the rivers, Eden, Loder, Ken, and Lune, or Lon. ...
The Loder, rising at a lake called Broadwater, runs N.W., and falls into a small river called the Eimot, near the borders of this county.

placename:- Loder
date:- 1810
period:- 19th century, early; 1810s

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:-
... At Lowther Bridge the rivers Emmont and Lowther form a junction. ...

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

old map:- Baker 1802 -- possibly relevant

Perspective road map with sections in Lancashire, Westmorland, and Cumberland through Kendal and Penrith ending at Carlisle, by J Baker, London 1802.
At Lowther Bridge.
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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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tapering wiggly line; river
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road book:- Cary 1798 (2nd edn 1802)

Road book, Cary's New Itinerary, by John Cary, published by G and J Cary, 86 St James's Street, London, 1798-1828.
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page 267-268
Cross the River Lowther.
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page 281-282
Cross the Lowther River.

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

old text:- Camden 1789

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.
Page 148:-
... Here [Brougham] the river Eymot ... receives the river Loder, near whose source at Shape, antiently Heye, ...

placename:- Loder, River
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

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.
Page 161:-
...
... Perhaps however both the name and seat of Lowther here, as Lauder in Scotland, are to be derived from the neighbouring river, which in British signifies clear water, Gladdwr. This river springs in Wet Sleddale in Shap parish, and runs along by that abbey, Rosgill hall, through Bampton, by Askham and Lowther halls, Clifton hall, Round table, and at Brougham castle falls into the Emot, where it loses its name, and is carried with that river into Eden. ...
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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.
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placename:- Lowther River
river
county:- Westmorland

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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Lowther River
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single or double wiggly line; river

placename:- Lowther River
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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wiggly line, into the Eamont
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bickham 1753-54 (Wmd)

Maps, A Map of Westmorland, 1753, and A Map of Cumberland, 1754, by George Bickham, published 1750s-96.
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Loden R
view (sort of)

placename:- Loden River
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1753=1754
period:- 18th century, late; 1750s

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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Wiggly line; joined by the Haweswater Beck from the lake.
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

descriptive text:- Simpson 1746

The three volumes of maps and descriptive text published as 'The Agreeable Historian, or the Compleat English Traveller ...', by Samuel Simpson, 1746.
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Page 1020:-
...
... The Loder, or Lowther River is a very clear Stream without Mud, which rises in the Broad water Lake near Thornthwaite Forest; and after a long Course falls into the Eimot near Hornby. The Lowther's Family take their Name from it, and have a Seat on the Banks of it.

placename:- Loder, River
other name:- Lowther, River
person:- : Lowther Family
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.
... the River Eimot, which receives the Loder, ...

placename:- Loder, River
date:- 1742
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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Loder R.
tapering wiggly line

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

descriptive text:- Defoe 1724-26

Travel book, Tour through England and Wales, by Daniel Defoe, published in parts, London, 1724-26.
My Lord Lonsdale ... has a very noble and antient seat at Louther, and upon the River Louther; ...

placename:- Louther, River
date:- 1724=1726
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

old map:- Bowen 1720 (plate 94)

Road book, Britannia Depicta Or Ogilby Improv'd, including road strip maps with sections in Westmorland, scale about 2 miles to 1 inch, derived from maps by Ogilby, 1675, and a county map of Westmorland, scale about 8 miles to 1 inch, with text by John Owen, published by Emanuel Bowen, London, 1720; published 1720-64.
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At mile 281+.

placename:- Lowther Flu.
date:- 1720
period:- 18th century, early; 1720s

descriptive text:- Fiennes 1698

Travel book, manuscript record of Journeys through England including parts of the Lake District, by Celia Fiennes, 1698.
... the other river [at Penrith] is called Louder which gives name to Lord Landsdowns house call'd Louder-hall which is four mile from Peroth; ...

placename:- Louder, River
date:- 1698
period:- 17th century, late
period:- 1690s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Cmd)

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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Ioder R

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

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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Low flu
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Lowther R

placename:- Lowther River
other name:- Low Flu.
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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tapering wiggly line; river
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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tapering wiggly line; river
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1679
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Ogilby 1675 (plate 38)

Road book, Britannia, strip road maps, with sections in Westmorland and Cumberland etc, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by John Ogilby, London, 1675; and a general map of England and Wales.
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In mile 281, Westmorland.
River:-
Lowder Fluvius
crossed by the road, no bridge drawn.

placename:- Lowder Fluvius
date:- 1675
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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Double wiggly line, tapering to single.
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

poem:- Drayton 1612/1622 text

Poem, Polyolbion, by Michael Drayton, published 1612, part 2 with Cumbria published by John Marriott, John Grismand, and Thomas Dewe, London, 1622.
page 163:-

placename:- Loder
date:- 1612; 1622
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s; 1620s

old map:- Drayton 1612/1622

Map, Cumberlande and Westmorlande, by Michael Drayton in part 2 of Polyolbion, probably engraved by William Hole; published by John Marriott, John Grismand, and Thomas Dewe, London, 1622.
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Loder flu
River, naiad.

placename:- Loder Flu.
date:- 1622
period:- 17th century, early; 1620s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd)

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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wiggly line, runs into the Eamont; Westmorland
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

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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Loder flu
double line with stream lines

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

source:- Lloyd 1573

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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Lonter fl.

placename:- Lonter Fl.
date:- 1573
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

old map:- Gough 1350s-60s

Reproduction of the Gough Map of Great Britain, reduced size, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, 1875; and a full size line reproduction, with added transcriptions of placenames, 1935.
Tributary to the Eden; west of Shap; not labelled.
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river

old map:- Saxton 1579

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county:- Westmorelandia
river
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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Lowther R.
tapering wiggly line; river

placename:- Lowther River
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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:- Green 1815 (plate 24)

Set of prints, aquatints, lakes scenes, published by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1815.
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Print, colour aquatint, Scene on the River Lowther, Shap Rural? by William Green, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1815.
Plate 24 in a set of prints, Lake Scenery.
printed at bottom:-
SCENE on the RIVER LOWTHER. / Published at Ambleside, June 1, 1815, by Wm. Green.

placename:- Lowther, River
date:- 1815
period:- 19th century, early

button   Abbey Bridge, Shap
button   Askham Mill, Askham
button   bridge, Shap Rural (2)
button   Church Bridge, Bampton Grange
button   Crogs Mill, Shap
button   footbridge, Bampton
button   ford, Shap
button   Hughscrag Viaduct, Yanwath etc
button   Lowther Bridge, Yanwath etc
button   mill, Lowther
button   mill, Rosgill
button   Poak Mill, Yanwath etc
button   Rosgill Bridge, Rosgill
button   Thrimby Bridge, Thrimby
button   Tom Winder's Loom, Bampton
button   weir, Lowther
button   Wet Sleddale, Shap Rural

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