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Loughrigg, Westmorland

Historical Description

Loughrigg, a hamlet in Bydal and Loughrigg township, Grasmere parish, Westmorland, 2 miles W of Ambleside. (See BYDAL.) Loughrigg Fell is a mountain between the Eothay and the Brathay rivers, extends about 2 miles north-north-westward from Clappersgate to Bed Bank, rises to an elevation of 1100 feet above the level of Windermere, has a swollen, ridgy form, and a tumulated, broken surface; is skirted by an intricate series of rocks, knolls, woods, and dwellings in picturesque combinations, and commands from its summit one of the richest circles of view in the Lake region. A spot half-way up its N side is that where Pastor and his companions, in the ninth book of Wordsworth's " Excursion," are supposed to look upward to the sky and mountain tops and round the vale of Grasmere. Loughrigg tarn, a charming lakelet, whose banks are partly flanked with cottages and partly overhung by rocky steeps, lies under the W side of the fell, three-quarters of a mile S of Bed Bank, and is the subject of some fine lines by Professor Wilson.

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.