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Little Langdale, Westmorland

Historical Description

Langdale, Little, an upland vale in Langdale ecclesiastical parish, Grasmere parish, Westmorland, contiguous to Lancashire. It commences at the E side of Wrynose Mountain, is separated into two ravines down to Fellfoot by a projection of Wryuose, extends 3½ miles eastward into junction with Great Langdale at Eiter Water, and is traversed by a chief head stream of the river Brathay. The two ravines have a grand gloomy character, the left one contains Blea Tarn, celebrated in Wordsworth's " Excursion," and the stretch of vale below the ravines presents an irregular, hillocky surface, and contains a lakelet called Langdale Tarn and a waterfall called. Calwith Force.

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.