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placename:- Lancaster to Kendal
other name:- Kendal to Lancaster
other name:- A6
other name:- A6070
locality:- Lancaster
county:- Lancashire
route; road
parish Burton-in-Kendal parish, once in Westmorland
parish Holme parish, once in Westmorland
parish Beetham parish, once in Westmorland
parish Preston Patrick parish, once in Westmorland
parish Preston Richard parish, once in Westmorland
parish Stainton parish, once in Westmorland
parish Natland parish, once in Westmorland
parish Kendal parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
road; route
10Km square:- SD46
10Km square:- SD57
10Km square:- SD58
10Km square:- SD59
the route through Burton
road code:- Lncs=Kndl
suffix:- LtoK

source:- OS County Series (Lan 19)

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.
GARSTANG AND HERON SYKE TRUST
along road
coordinates:- SD52447416
person:- turnpike trust : Garstang and Heron Syke Trust
date:- 1847=1851
period:- 19th century, late; 1840s; 1850s

old map:- Burrow 1920s

this is the route through Milnthorpe, but illustrates the road from Lancaster north.
Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
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date:- 1920=1929
period:- 1920s

source:- Burrow 1920s

Road strip maps with parts in Westmorland, Cumberland etc, now Cumbria, irregular scale about 1.5 miles to 1 inch, by E J Burrow and Co, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 1920s.
... At Lancaster we are at the mouth of the Lune, which must be crossed by Skerton Bridge on leaving the town and soon we are travelling less than two miles from the coast, through Slyne and Bolton-le-Sands, to where the ironworks of Carnforth impose themselves boldly upon the landscape. In another two or three miles we run out of Lancashire into Westmorland.
The Lake District
And now for the most spectacular part of the journey. For a majority of those who travel this road it will stand, perhaps, as the road to the Lakes rather than as the road to Glasgow. The gateway to the Lake District from the south is Kendal, marked as we approach it by the ruins of Kendal Castle crowning a hill to the right. ...

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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double line, bold light, major road
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date:- 1850=1869
period:- 19th century, late; 1850s; 1860s

old map:- Ford 1839 map

Map of the Lake District, published in A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, 1839.
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B to K 11 Ms.
L to B 11 Ms.
Distance to then from Burton.
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county:- Lancashire
county:- Westmoreland
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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 151:-
...
I. LANCASTER TO KENDAL, BY MILNTHORPE,- 21¼ M.

placename:- Lancaster to Kendal, by Milnthorpe
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

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
LONDON, through Manchester and Carlisle, to Port Patrick
part of
Through Burton, on l. a T.R. to Milthorpe.
alternative route through Burton
At Kendal ... on l. [T.Rs.] to Milthorpe, Ulverston, Winander Mere, and Ambleside.
the Burton route joining at Kendal
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page 271-272
[PORT PATRICK to Northampton.]
part of reverse route
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page 315-316
3/4 of a Mile beyond Burton, on r. a T.R. to Kendal.
the main route off the Burton route
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page 333-334
Within a Mile of Kendal [coming from Kirkby Lonsdale], on l. a T.R. to Lancaster.
date:- 1802
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

road map:- Cary 1790 (Lan/edn 1792)

Map, Westmoreland, now Cumbria, scale about 11.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 1790; published 1790-1828.
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to Kendal
double line, with road distances from Lancaster
date:- 1790
period:- 18th century, late; 1790s

road map:- Cary 1790 (Wmd/edn 1792)

Map, Westmoreland, now Cumbria, scale about 11.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, 181 Strand, London, 1790; published 1790-1828.
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to Lancaster / London Rd.
double line, with road distances from Kendal
date:- 1790
period:- 18th century, late; 1790s

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 215:-
...
Oct. 10. I proceeded by Burton to Lancaster, twenty-two miles; very good country, well inclosed and wooded, with some common interspersed. Passed at the foot of Farlton-knot, a high fell. Four miles north of Lancaster, on a rising ground, called Bolton ... we had a full view of Cartmel sands, with here and there a passenger riding over them (it being low water) the points of Furness shooting far into the sea, and lofty mountains, partly covered with clouds,
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Page 216:-
extending north of them. Lancaster also appeared very conspicuous and fine; for its most distinguished features, the castle and church, mounted on a green eminence, were all that could be seen. ...
date:- 1769
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Jefferys 1770

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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road
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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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from Lancaster
double line; road, bold, main road, with mile numbers
county:- Westmorland
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

old map:- Kitchin 1767 (plate 40)

The route through Burton-in-Kendal.
Road book with strip road map maps, Kitchin's Post Chaise Companion, by Thomas Kitchin, published by Robert Sayer, 53 Fleet Street, John Bowles, Cornhill, and Carington Bowles, St Paul's Church Yard, London, 1767.
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date:- 1767
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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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double line, solid
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Burton to Kendal 12 0
double line, solid, with a by road, road distance
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Lancaster to Burton 11 6
double line, solid, road distance
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Bowen 1720 (plate 93)

The route through Burton-in-Kendal.
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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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.
Thence [Lancaster] I went to Kendall in Westmoreland over steepe stony hills all like rocks 6 miles to one Lady Middleton; ... had the advantage of going through her parke and saved the going round a bad stony passage; ...on to the road againe much of which was stony and steep far worse than the Peake in Darbyshire; ... thence to Kendall ten mile more, most of the way was in lanes when I was out of the stony hills, and then into inclosed lands; here in 6 mile to the town you have very good rich land enclosed, little round green hills flourishing with corn and grass as green and fresh being in the prime season in July; there is not much woods but ony the hedge rows round the grounds which looks very fine; in these Northern Countyes they have only the summer graine as barley oates peas beans and lentils noe wheate or rhye, for they are so cold and late in their yeare they cannot venture that sort of tillage, so have none but what they are supply'd out of other countys adjacent; the land seemes here in many places very fertile; ...
date:- 1698
period:- 17th century, late
period:- 1690s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

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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From Lancaster to Kendall and Apalby
Double line, through Farleton.
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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Double line, through Sedgwick.
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Ogilby 1675

The route through Burton-in-Kendal.
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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date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

old map:- Speed 1611

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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Way to London
road, horseman galloping into town
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Jefferys 1770

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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road
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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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from Lancaster
double line; road, bold, main road, with mile numbers
county:- Westmorland
county:- Lancashire
date:- 1770
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

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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locality:- Kendal Ward
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1808
period:- 19th century, early; 1800s

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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double line, solid; main road; through Burton; Burton, Preston Richard, Kendal
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1820
period:- 19th century, early; 1820s

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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Double line.
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to Lancaster
Double line.
county:- Westmorland
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.
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double line, via Burton

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

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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double line, via Burton

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

places
mapping:- Lancaster, Lancashire
Slyne, Lancashire
Carnforth, Lancashire
Heron Syke, Burton-in-Kendal
Burton-in-Kendal
Farleton, Beetham
Stainton
Natland
Kendal

route segments
mapping:- Lncs=Crls:m232Lncs=Crls:m237Lncs=Crls:m242Lncs=Crls:m247Lncs=Crls:m252

route parts
mapping:- road, Carnforth to Milnthorpe
road, Milnthorpe to Kendal

milestones
mapping:- milestone, Beetham (3)
milestone, Lancashire
milestone, Lancashire (2)
milestone, Burton-in-Kendal
milestone, Holme
milestone, Beetham (4)
milestone, Farleton
milestone, Preston Patrick (2)
milestone, Preston Richard (2)
milestone, Stainton
milestone, Barrow Green

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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