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Elter Water, Westmorland

Historical Description

Elter Water, a small lake and a village in Grasmere parish, on the W border of Westmorland. The lake lies at the junction of Great Langdale and Little Langdale, and receives the streams from both; has been diminished by artificial draining, but still measures about 3 miles in circuit, and possesses none of the beauties which so richly characterise the neighbouring lakes, yet forms a good feature, from certain points of view, in a great landscape. The village stands on the river Brathay, adjacent to the lake, 3 miles W of Amble-side, and has a post, money order and telegraph office under Ambleside. The mills of the Eiter Water Gunpowder Co. are here, and also some slate quarries.

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

Land and Property

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