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Print, hand coloured engraving, Long Sleddale Slate Quarry, Westmorland, Westmorland, by Thomas Allom, engraved by J W Lowry, 1835.
Wrengill Quarry, Longsleddale.
Vol.3 no.47 in Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Ilustrated, with descriptions by Thomas Rose, published by H Fisher, R Fisher, and P Jackson, Newgate, London, about 1835.
The accompanying descriptive text includes:-
LONG SLEDDALE SLATE QUARRY,- WESTMORLAND. / Long Sleddale township and chapelry extends over a mountainous and picturesque district, six miles in length by three miles in breadth, and reaches southward from the lofty Harter Fell to Potter Fell, within a few miles north of Kendal. This vale is intersected by the Sprint rivulet, which runs parallel with the road by which tourists from Kendal approach the sublime mountain scenery around Hawes Water. On each side of the rivulet verdant fields rise in irregular swells, till the rocky decivities of the mountains preclude all cultivation except brushwood and coppices, which climb the steep banks, and in some places find support even in the craggy precipices, which here present their lofty and rugged fronts with much grandeur, having, in many places, beautiful cascades spouting and tumbling from their summits, and sometimes broken by gusts of wind into clouds of spray. / The extensive slate quarries are situated at Rangle Gill, near the head of the dale, and are famous both for the quality and quantity of fine blue slate which they yield. The slabs are conveyed form the quarries on the backs of ponies and asses, the roads being inaccessible to carts. In the description of Thrang Crag Slate Quarry, at page 78, the reader will find some geological particulars applicable to the present subject. ...
source type:- Rose 1832-35 (vol.3 no.47)
inscription:- printed bottom left, right, and centre
wxh:- 154x97mm