Central Westmorland 1895
Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Westmorland:
These maps normally cover an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles and are especially good at showing railways, roads and canals, and at giving a broad view of a wider area. Each 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.
Bowness on Windermere, Fawcett Forest, Howgill, Kendal, Orton, Skelsmergh, Staveley, Tebay, Troutbeck, Underbarrow & Bradleyfield, Windermere.