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The Brathay, Westmorland

Historical Description

Brathay, The, a stream of Westmoreland and Lancashire. It rises on the Stake Mountain, and runs 9 miles east-south-eastward to the head of Windermere. It traverses Great Langdale, expands into Eiter Water, makes a fall of about 20 feet a little below that lake, and is joined by the Rothay a few yards from Windermere. Char and trout enter its mouth from Windermere, and all the char go up the Brathay, while all the trout go up the Rothay.

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.