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Blea Tarn (Warcop), Westmorland

Historical Description

Blea Tarn, a hamlet and a lakelet in Warcop parish, Westmoreland. The hamlet lies on the E side of Patterdale, 6 miles NNE of Ambleside. The manor was given, in the time of Henry II., by John Tailbois to Byland Abbey in Yorkshire, and a cell to that abbey was built on it. The lakelet lies high, and sends a streamlet, jointly with that from Angle Tarn, to the head of Ullswater.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWestmorland 
Civil parishWarcop 
Poor Law unionEast ward 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Blea Tarn (Warcop) from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Westmorland is available to browse.