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Hawes Water, Westmorland

Historical Description

Hawes Water, a lake in Westmorland, in the basin of the Lowther river, commencing at the foot of Mardale, extending north-eastward, and terminating 2 miles SW of Bampton. Its length is 2½ miles, its breadth generally is about half a mile, and its surface elevation above sea-level is 443 feet. It presents a general resemblance to Ulleswater, is sometimes called the Lesser Ulleswater, and is the property of the Earl of Lonsdale. It receives two considerable rivulets, discharges one of the main headstreams of the Lowther river, and abounds in trout, char, perch, skellies, and eels. The mountains Harter Fell, High Street, and Ridsty Pike, at the head of the lake, are very fine.

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.