Old Map of Westmorland by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Appleby, Kendal, Kirkby Stephen, Brough, Lake District
Old Map of Westmorland by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Appleby, Kendal, Kirkby Stephen, Brough, Lake District
Old Map of Westmorland by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Appleby, Kendal, Kirkby Stephen, Brough, Lake District

Old Map of Westmorland by Samuel Lewis, 1844: Appleby, Kendal, Kirkby Stephen, Brough, Lake District

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The "Old Map of Westmorland by Samuel Lewis, 1844" offers a captivating glimpse into the historical County of Westmorland in England. This meticulously crafted map, created by the renowned cartographer Samuel Lewis, provides a fascinating depiction of Westmorland's landscape, towns, and notable features during the mid-19th century. Owning this map allows you to explore the region's rich history, discovering the towns, cities, and other interesting features that shaped Westmorland's past.

This map presents an intriguing perspective of Westmorland, showcasing the major towns and cities that were prominent in 1844. It is important to note that some modern cities may not be represented on this map, while others may appear under earlier names, adding an element of excitement and discovery to your exploration. The "Old Map of Westmorland by Samuel Lewis, 1844" is not only a visually stunning piece but also a valuable historical artifact that transports you back in time.

Notable Settlements Founded Before 1840:

  • Appleby (c. 900): A picturesque market town known for its well-preserved Norman castle and historic charm.
  • Kendal (c. 900): A bustling market town renowned for its medieval origins, fascinating ruins, and the scenic beauty of the Lake District.
  • Kirkby Stephen (c. 1200): Nestled in the Upper Eden Valley, this ancient town boasts a rich history and is home to notable landmarks such as St. Stephen's Church.
  • Brough (c. 1100): A small market town with a medieval castle, Brough offers a glimpse into Westmorland's past and its strategic importance.
  • Shap (c. 1200): Surrounded by stunning landscapes, Shap is known for its ancient stone circle and its position along the historic route between England and Scotland.

  • Bampton (c. 1200): A charming village with a long history, featuring a medieval church and beautiful countryside.

  • Orton (c. 1200): A tranquil village known for its well-preserved architecture, including traditional cottages and a 14th-century church.
  • Ravenstonedale (c. 1200): A scenic village nestled in the Eden Valley, offering picturesque views and historic buildings.
  • Great Strickland (c. 1200): A small village with a rich agricultural heritage, showcasing traditional Cumbrian architecture.
  • Crosby Ravensworth (c. 1200): A peaceful village surrounded by rolling hills, known for its historic church and scenic beauty.

  • Warcop (c. 1200): A charming village with a long history, featuring a medieval church and beautiful countryside.

  • Newbiggin-on-Lune (c. 1200): A small village situated in the Lune Valley, offering a tranquil setting and access to stunning natural landscapes.
  • Shapwick (c. 1200): A historic village known for its connection to the ancient route between England and Scotland, offering glimpses into the past.
  • Great Asby (c. 1200): A rural village with a rich history, featuring traditional architecture and a sense of peaceful seclusion.
  • Maulds Meaburn (c. 1200): A picturesque village nestled in the Lyvennet Valley, known for its idyllic setting and historic charm.

  • Morland (c. 1200): A delightful village with a long history, featuring a medieval church and beautiful rural surroundings.

  • Cliburn (c. 1200): A small village known for its historic church and idyllic setting amidst the rolling countryside.
  • Great Ormside (c. 1200): A scenic village with a rich history, featuring a charming church and picturesque landscapes.
  • Long Marton (c. 1200): A tranquil village offering a glimpse into Westmorland's past, with traditional architecture and a sense of serenity.
  • Langwathby (c. 1200): A charming village situated along the River Eden, known for its scenic beauty and historic character.

  • Brough Sowerby (c. 1200): A peaceful village with a long history, featuring traditional architecture and a sense of rural tranquility.

  • Milburn (c. 1200): A picturesque village nestled in the Eden Valley, offering stunning views and a glimpse into Westmorland's past.
  • Smardale (c. 1200): A small village known for its scenic beauty and its connection to the historic Smardale Gill Viaduct.
  • Tebay (c. 1200): A rural village situated in the Lune Valley, offering access to breathtaking natural landscapes and a sense of peaceful seclusion.
  • Soulby (c. 1200): A charming village with a rich history, featuring traditional architecture and a tranquil atmosphere.

Notable Natural Features and Tourist Attractions:

  • Lake District National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its stunning lakes, mountains, and picturesque landscapes.
  • River Eden: Flowing through Westmorland, the River Eden offers scenic beauty and is popular for fishing and leisure activities.
  • Pennines: The Pennine mountain range, which includes parts of Westmorland, offers breathtaking vistas and opportunities for outdoor exploration.
  • Howgill Fells: A distinctive range of hills and mountains located in the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria, providing stunning views and hiking trails.
  • Orton Scar: A limestone escarpment offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and a haven for wildlife.

Historical Events in Westmorland (1800-1850):

  • The Kendal and Windermere Railway opened in 1847, connecting Kendal to the growing railway network.
  • The construction of the Lancaster Canal, which passed through parts of Westmorland, was completed in 1819, facilitating trade and transportation.
  • The establishment of the Westmorland Agricultural Society in 1819, promoting agricultural innovation and showcasing local farming practices.
  • The Great Reform Act of 1832, which aimed to reform parliamentary representation, had an impact on Westmorland's political landscape.
  • The growth of the industrial revolution during this period brought changes to Westmorland's economy, with the expansion of mining and manufacturing industries.

Owning the "Old Map of Westmorland by Samuel Lewis, 1844" allows you to delve into the history, geography, and charm of this remarkable region, providing a unique connection to the past and a visually captivating addition to your collection.

Please double check the images to make sure that a specific town or place is shown on this map. You can also get in touch and ask us to check the map for you.

This map looks great at all sizes: 12x16in (30.5x41cm), 16x20in (40.5x51cm), 18x24in (45.5x61cm), 24x30in (61x76cm), 32x40in (81.5x102cm) and 40x50in (102x127cm), but it looks even better when printed large.

I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 50in (127cm). Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.

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This would make a wonderful birthday, Christmas, Father's Day, work leaving, anniversary or housewarming gift for someone from the areas covered by this map.

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If you select Aged, I will age your map by hand, using a special and unique process developed through years of studying old maps, talking to researchers to understand the chemistry of aging paper, and of course... lots of practice!

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