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Shap Wells Hotel, Shap Wells
Shap Wells Hotel
locality:-   Shap Wells
civil parish:-   Crosby Ravensworth (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   inn
coordinates:-   NY57880959
1Km square:-   NY5709
10Km square:-   NY50

BMH63.jpg (taken 3.7.2006)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 21 11) 
placename:-  Shap Wells
source data:-   Maps, 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.
"Shap Wells (Hotel)"

evidence:-   possibly old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
placename:-  Lodge How
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.
"Lodge How"
circle, labelled in italic lowercase text; settlement, farm, house, or hamlet? 
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Concise Description of the English Lakes, the mountains in their vicinity, and the roads by which they may be visited, with remarks on the mineralogy and geology of the district, by Jonathan Otley, published by the author, Keswick, Cumberland now Cumbria, by J Richardson, London, and by Arthur Foster, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, 1823; published 1823-49, latterly as the Descriptive Guide to the English Lakes.
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"Four miles before reaching Shap, a road turns off to Shap Wells, at the distance of a mile. ... a most genial and sanative saline spring; ... A spacious Hotel has lately been erected near the place, with Baths and every accommodation for visitors."

evidence:-   descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
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 141:-  "..."
"[Shap] ... not far from it, the Earl of Lonsdale has erected a commodious and elegant hotel, for the accommodation of visitors to the Wells, which have lately become a place of genteel resort. ..."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Shap Wells Inn
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
"Shap Wells Inn"
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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evidence:-   old advertisement:- Bemrose 1881
placename:-  Shap Wells Hotel
source data:-   Advertisement for John Stubbs, Shap Wells Hotel, Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland, published by Bemrose and Sons, 23 Old Bailey, London and Derby, by A B Moss, Carlisle, Cumberland, and by T Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, about 1881.
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Included in a Handy Guide to the English Lakes and Shap Spa. 
item:-  JandMN : 455.36
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evidence:-   old advertisement:- Ullswater Steamers 1900s (edn 1903) 
placename:-  Shap Wells Spa
source data:-   Advertisements, ... for D Stubbs, Shap Wells Spa, Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland ... published in a guide book by the Ullswater Steam Navigation Co, 1903.
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item:-  JandMN : 1023.47
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