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Crummock Water 40.b

Crummock Water 40.b

Artist: Green, William

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 40.b

Length: 52

Width: 38

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Crummock Water in Cumbria, Northern England. Crummock Water is described by W. T. Palmer in his book ‘The English Lakes’, he writes, “Crummock is one of the most famous lakes. It is two and a half miles long by five-eights of a mile wide; and its average depth of eighty eight feet is second only to Wastwater. Its sides go down so steeply that at some points there is practically a cliff for eighty feet into the water”. The name is of Celtic origin and means crooked or bent lake. Crummock Water is situated next to Buttermere and it is though that they were probably originally one lake.

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