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Seathwaite, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite
civil parish:-   Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   SD22899608 (etc) 
1Km square:-   SD2296
10Km square:-   SD29

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evidence:-   old map:- Saxton 1579
placename:-  Sowthwate
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae Comitatus ie Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 5 miles to 1 inch, by Christopher Saxton, London, engraved by Augustinus Ryther, 1576, published 1579-1645.
Building, symbol for a hamlet, which may or may not have a nucleus.  "Sowthwate"
item:-  private collection : 2
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evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Sowthwat
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile Described, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by J Sudbury and George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
circle, tower; Lancashire 
item:-  private collection : 16
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evidence:-   old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Sowthate
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, 1610, published by George Humble, Popes Head Alley, London, 1611-12.
circle, tower 
item:-  Armitt Library : 2008.14.5
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evidence:-   old map:- Jansson 1646
placename:-  Sowthwate
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Cumbria and Westmoria, ie Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646.
Buildings and tower. 
item:-  JandMN : 88
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evidence:-   probably old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Southwate
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, published by Abel Swale, the Unicorn, St Paul's Churchyard, Awnsham, and John Churchill, the Black Swan, Paternoster Row, London, 1695.
item:-  JandMN : 24
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evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Seathwaite
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
block or blocks, labelled in lowercase; a hamlet or just a house and a church 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
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evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
placename:-  Seathwaite
placename:-  Newfield
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.
The whole area is labelled Seathwaite, the cluster of buildings and church, Newfield. 
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   old text:- Gents Mag
item:-  Duddon Sonnets
source data:-   Magazine, The Gentleman's Magazine or Monthly Intelligencer or Historical Chronicle, published by Edward Cave under the pseudonym Sylvanus Urban, and by other publishers, London, monthly from 1731 to 1922.
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Gentleman's Magazine 1820 part 2 p.345  "[from a review of Wordsworth's Duddon Sonnets] ..."
"In Seathwaite Chapel is the following inscription:"
""In memory of the reverend Robert Walker, who died the 25th of June, 1802, in the 93rd year of his age, and 67th of his curacy at Seathwaite."
""Also of Anne his wife, who died the 28th of January, in the 93rd year of her age.""
"And in the Parish Register:"
""Buried, June 28th, the Rev. Robert Walker. He was Curate of Seathwaite sixty-six years. He was a man singular for his temperance, industry, and integrity.""
"In his early days Mr. Walker had been the schoolmaster of Loweswater, ..."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
placename:-  Seathwaite
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
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Page 12:-  "..."
"Is a vale deeply environed amongst mountains of great sublimity; it has no lake, but the copious stream of the 'silver-bright Duddon,' whose feeders flow precipitously from the Shire stones, winds amongst fields, rocks, and hills. The finest part of this valley, is from the chapel to Goldrill Crag. Untutored nature seems to hold absolute sway; the cottages are prettily situated, some being picturesquely adorned with trees. Its highest part, called Mosedale, is tame and unmeaning. This secluded valley may be approached, either by Broughton, or over Walna Scar, or it may be entered at its head over Wrynose and Cockley Beck. The Walna Scar road leaves Church Coniston, and proceeds by an easy path under the foot of Man-mountain, whence there is a steep craggy ascent to Goats Water, whose length is half a mile, and margin stony. The road to Seathwaite Tarn is over a pass, little inferior in height to the Man. This tarn contains on its northern side a rocky island, and Fairfield may be seen over its"
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Page 13:-  "surface, between side screens formed of rocky precipices. By following the stream which issues out of this water, the descent into the valley cannot be mistaken, to Nettleslack Bridge, whence to the inn at Newfield, by the chapel, is only a short distance. The wonderful Walker officiated as clergyman for a long period in this vale. ..."

evidence:-   old drawing:- Aspland 1840s-60s
placename:-  Seathwaite
source data:-   Drawing, pencil, Seathwaite, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite, Lancashire, by Theophilus Lindsey Aspland, 4 September 1852.
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"Seathwaite / Sep 4. 1852"
page number  "33"
item:-  Armitt Library : 1958.390.46
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evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
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 116:-  "... A party of tourists, among whom were two sisters, were on the heights, intending to cross Esk Hause into Borrowdale, and to spend the night at Seathwaite,- the first settlement there. Now there is, as we have seen, another Seathwaite on the Duddon; and mistakes frequently arise between them. On Esk Hause, one of the ladies lost sight of her party behind some of the rocks scattered among the tarns there, and took a turn to the right instead of the left. A shepherd of whom she inquired her way to Seathwaite, pointed down to the Duddon valley; and that way she went till she found herself at Cockley Beck, ..."

evidence:-   old print:- Payn 1867
placename:-  Seathwaite
source data:-   Print, uncoloured engraving, Seathwaite Church and Parsonage, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite, Lancashire, by T L Aspland, engraved by J Cooper, published by J Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1867.
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On p.68 of The Lakes in Sunshine, text by James Payn. 
printed at lower left:-  "J. COOPER SC"
item:-  Fell and Rock Climbing Club : 184.36
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evidence:-   old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s
source data:-   Photograph, black and white, Seathwaite, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite, Lancashire, by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s.
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item:-  Armitt Library : ALPS169
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evidence:-   old map:- Post Office 1850s-1900s
placename:-  Seathwaite
source data:-   Post road maps, General Post Office Circulation Map for England and Wales, for the General Post Office, London, 1850s-1900s.
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map date 1909 

images courtesy of the British Postal Museum and Hampshire CC Museums

evidence:-   old postcard:- 
placename:-  Seathwaite
source data:-   Postcard, black and white photograph, Seathwaite and Walna Scar, Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite, Lancashire, published by Sankeys, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, about 1963.
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printed at bottom:-  "... SEATHWAITE AND WALNA SCAR. / SANKEYS BARROW."
postmark:-  "WHITEHAVEN PRESTON T.P.O / 18 AU / 63"
item:-  JandMN : 952
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SD22479600 barn, Seathwaite (2) (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
NY23641254 Borrowdale Yews (Borrowdale)
NY23231255 boundary stone, Seathwaite (Borrowdale)
NY23351230 boundary stone, Seathwaite (2) (Borrowdale)
SD22829597 fence, Newfield (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
SD22869603 fence, Seathwaite (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
SD22829761 Fickle Steps (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite / Ulpha)
NY23341221 footbridge, Seathwaite (Borrowdale)
SD22589605 footbridge, Seathwaite (2) (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
SD22429636 Memorial Bridge (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
SD22779599 Newfield Inn (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
NY23571214 Raingauge Cottage (Borrowdale)
NY23661209 rock exposure, Seathwaite (Borrowdale)
NY23951278 Seathwaite Bridge (Borrowdale)
SD23199683 Seathwaite Bridge (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite / Ulpha) L
NY23531214 Seathwaite Cottage (Borrowdale) L
NY23531215 Seathwaite Farm Cottage (Borrowdale) L
NY23541216 Seathwaite Farm (Borrowdale) L
SD22909607 Seathwaite Parish Room (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
NY23451137 sheep wash, Borrowdale (Borrowdale)
NY23491103 sheepfold, Borrowdale (5) (Borrowdale)
NY23131109 sheepfold, Borrowdale (17) (Borrowdale)
NY23341223 sheepfold, Seathwaite (Borrowdale)
NY23471189 sheepfold, Seathwaite (2) (Borrowdale)
NY2212 Sour Milk Gill (Borrowdale)
SD22389631 Wordsworth's Stepping Stones (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite / Ulpha)
SD22529604 stepping stones, Seathwaite (2) (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
NY23331220 stone wall, Seathwaite (Borrowdale)
NY24801338 stone wall, Seathwaite (2) (Borrowdale)
NY23551215 telephone box, Seathwaite (Borrowdale) L
SD23309666 Under Crag (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite) L
SD22889610 Walker House (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
NY2211 Wastdale Forest (Borrowdale) perhaps
NY230122 waterfall, Seathwaite Slabs (Borrowdale)
NY23571216 Seathwaite weather station (Borrowdale)
SD22919620 weir, Seathwaite (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
SD22919614 Holy Trinity Church (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite) L
SD22639598 School House (Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite)
NY231127 Seathwaite Graphite Mine (Borrowdale)
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