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placename:- Geordie's Crag
locality:- Ullswater
parish Martindale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
rocks; headland
coordinates:- NY43622046
10Km square:- NY42

1Km square NY4320

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 13 1)

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.

placename:- Geordies Crag
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

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.
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Next sail past Skelly-Neb, towards the mountain Hallin, and at or near Geordy Crag fire your guns, taking notice to point them towards Gowbarrow-Hall, or a little above it. The echo here much surpasses that at Water-Millock, both in the loudness and frequency of its returns: the most astonishing circumstance is this, every peal seems to pass over the tops of the mountains in a whistling tone, as if embodied sound was flying from place to place in the air. After very numerous repetitions, various both in
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length and loudness, all is still and silent for a few moments; when the sound returns with astonishing and redoubled violence down the valley in which How-Town is situated; so great now is the uproar, that all other repetitions seem mere whispers, and must be heard in order to convey any adequate idea to the reader.

placename:- Geordy Neb
date:- 1787
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

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