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Lyth Valley, Crosthwaite and Lyth
Lyth Valley
locality:-   Gilpin, River
civil parish:-   Crosthwaite and Lyth (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Levens (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   valley
locality type:-   locality
coordinates:-   SD46888786 (etc etc) 
1Km square:-   SD4687
10Km square:-   SD48

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Lyth
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.
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old map:- West 1784 map
placename:-  Lyth
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.
item:-  Armitt Library : A1221.1
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evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
placename:-  Lyth
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:-   old postcard:- 
source data:-   Postcard, Reliable Series, colour printed photograph, view from Scout Scar looking across the Lyth Valley, Westmorland, published by W R and S, mid 20th century?
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printed at top:-  "Scout Scar, Kendal / RELIABLE W R &S SERIES. 01823"
item:-  JandMN : 957
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The vvaley is famous for its damsons, blossom in spring. They are said to have been brought from Damascus for their dye when the area was busy with the woollen trade.

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