Central Westmorland 1895 - England Sheet 39

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This folded map which measures approximately 24" x 18" when unfolded is produced by Alan Godfrey and covers an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles. It shows railways, roads and canals, and gives a broad view of a wider area. It also includes an introduction and a more detailed map of a small town or village.

This One Inch to the Mile map covers a central area of Westmorland, coverage stretching from the east shore of Lake Windermere eastward to Langdale Fell, and from Kendal northward to Shap Wells. On the reverse is a detailed map of Bowness, including features such as the Hydropathic Hotel, Old England Hotel, Bowness Bay, numerous boathouses and stretching across to Belle Isle and Thompson's Holme. A small portion of Yorkshire is in the SE corner of the one inch map. Elizabeth Clutton refers to the "quieter, gentler fells and valleys of central Westmorland", a contrast with the more dramatic Lake District, and to the "golden age" that Westmorland farming was enjoying at the time of this map.

It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you may find it useful if we list the towns and principal villages or church parishes that are included on this map. Links are given for those for which detailed large-scale maps are also available.

Yorkshire North Riding: Sedbergh.

Westmorland: Bowness on Windermere, Fawcett Forest, Howgill, Kendal, Orton, Skelsmergh, Staveley, Tebay, Troutbeck, Underbarrow & Bradleyfield, Windermere.

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