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A View of Derwent Water in Cumberland

A View of Derwent Water in Cumberland

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1792

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 41.d

Length: 57

Width: 37

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Derwent water in Cumbria, Northern England. The lake is the most northerly of those in the Lake District. Castle Cragg is situated on a large rock the western side of the lake. The rock projects 951 feet from the surrounding countryside and is ringed by crags. An Iron Age fort stood here giving this crag its name, it must have seemed impregnable to the invading enemy. Little remains of the fort today and much of the rock has been quarried for use in local buildings.

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