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Water Head, Coniston
Water Head
site name:-   Coniston Water
civil parish:-   Coniston (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality (of land and of the lake) 
coordinates:-   SD31509792 (etc) 
1Km square:-   SD3197
10Km square:-   SD39

evidence:-   old map:- Crosthwaite 1783-94 (Con) 
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, An Accurate Map of Coniston Lake, scale about 3 inches to 1 mile, by Peter Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumberland, 1788, version published 1809.
item:-  JandMN : 182.5
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evidence:-   old map:- Cooke 1802
placename:-  Water Head
source data:-   Map, The Lakes, Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 8.5 miles to 1 inch, engravedby Neele and Son, published by Sherwood, Jones and Co, Paternoster Road, London, 1824.
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"Water Head"
item:-  Hampshire Museums : FA2000.62.5
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evidence:-   old print:- Wilkinson 1810 (plate 5) 
placename:-  Coniston Water Head
item:-  packhorse
source data:-   Print, uncoloured soft ground etching, Coniston Water Head, Cumberland, by Joseph Wilkinson, engraved by William Frederick Wells, published by R Ackermann, Repository of Arts, 101 Strand, London, 1810.
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Plate 5 in Select Views in Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire. 
printed at bottom left, right, centre:-  "Revd. Jos: Wilkenson delt. / W. F. Wells sc. / Coniston Water-head. / Published Sepr. 1. 1810. by R. Ackermann. 101. Strand. London."
item:-  Fell and Rock Climbing Club : MN4.5
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evidence:-   old map:- Otley 1818
placename:-  Waterhead
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.
Notice the building at the road junction on the shore of the lake. 
item:-  JandMN : 48.1
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evidence:-   descriptive text:- Otley 1823 (5th edn 1834) 
placename:-  Coniston Waterhead
item:-  geologyglacial erratic
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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Page 164:-  "... a large block near Skelwith Bridge on the road to Grasmere - one near Coniston Waterhead, and another near Gosforth, as well as many others of smaller dimensions - are far more interesting to the geologist; yielding sufficient scope for conjecture as to the place of their origin, and the mode of their removal."

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Waterhead
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.
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
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