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placename:- Sandwick Beck
locality:- Sandwick
parish Martindale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- NY4219
10Km square:- NY41

1Km square NY4219

old text:- Clarke 1787

Guide book, A Survey of the Lakes of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire, by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland, and in London etc, 1787 and 1789; and Plans of the Lakes ... 1793.
Page 28:-
... The rivulet here alluded to is Sandwich Beck, and the story is as follows:
One Thomas Clarke of How-Town, in his youth, (when he was apprentice to a weaver,) got leave to go, in company with another young man, to Patterdale Fair: in their road they amused themselves with fishing; when observing that it was spawning-time, (as Patterdale Fair is held the first Monday after Old Michaelmas,) they took it into their heads to try if they could supply Sandwich Beck, above the Force or Fall, with fish, there being none there at that time. Accordingly they carried six fish, three males and as many females, in a pail of water to the place proposed, and put them in the spot they thought likeliest for their preservation.
Next year they visited the brook, when they saw some of the original stock, and many more of a smaller size, from three to four inches long. In about four years anglers resorted to the place, and caught numbers of fine fish, about half a pound weight. The brook has since been much frequented, and continues to this day well supplied: but it is remarkable, though many years have now elapsed since fish were caught there, none have ever been taken exceeding half a pound.
person:- : Clarke, Thomas
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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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wiggly line, into Ullswater
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

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