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Lakes of Crummock and Buttermere

Lakes of Crummock and Buttermere

Artist: Green, William

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 38.b

Length: 51

Width: 37

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Crummock and Buttermere Waters in Cumbria, Northern England. Crummock Water is two and a half miles long, less than a mile wide and one hundred and forty four feet deep. The name is of Celtic origin and means crooked or bent lake. Buttermere is much smaller than Crummock Water, being one and a half miles long and three quarters of a mile wide, but has the more dramatic scenery being surrounded by high mountain peaks. Buttermere means lake by the Dairy pastures. It is thought that the two lakes were probably once joined together.

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