Publications of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society; Extra Series Volume 5

Publications of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society; Extra Series Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... at Whitbarrow has to Old Penrith and Keswick." This passage from West has, I find, been transcribed into the pages of Hutchinson, sufi voce Ireby, without any remark or elucidation. Enquiry as to the position of this latter camp, from those most likely to know, led to no result. The Ordnance maps, even the 25 inch one, seemed to be dumb; and, guided by West alone, I set out on the quest, and was rewarded by very soon discovering this forgotten site on the lefthand side of the road from Bewaldeth to Torpenhow, which I would therefore regard as in the main showing so much of the old Roman road from Keswick to Old Carlisle. The indications exist about a mile and a quarter from Bewaldeth, and about 300 yards past the point where the road to Bothel diverges to the left. I proceed to describe the site from notes written on the spot: --This camp, which is about 150 yards in length by I40 in breadth, is situated on a plateau, and has well-developed ramparts and deep ditches somewhat irregularly preserved, with rising land to the north, Binsey and its outlyers to the east, Caermot to the north-west, the central reach of Bassenthwaite visible at about four miles distance to the south, with Catscope over it on the one side and Skiddaw on the other, excluding any views of Derwentwater and of Castle Hill, near Keswick, or Castle Rock, at the foot of Borrowdale; Wythop Fells bound the horizon in continuation of Catscope; over and to the right of Bassenthwaite foot part of Embleton Vale is seen with the opening of Wythop Dale, through which is said to have run a Roman' road to Keswick, and on which, evidencing its antiquity, stands Wythop Hall, originally the seat of a branch of the Lucys, but later of the Lowthers, to Hugh of which name a...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677373X
  • 9781236773739