Bowscale  Cumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bowscale like this:

BOWSCALE, a township in Greystoke parish, Cumberland; on the river Caldew, under Souter fell, 9 miles NE of Keswick. Acres, 2,560. Pop., 32. Houses, 7. Part of the surface is mountainous, and bears the name of Bowscale fell. An elevated lakelet here, called Bowscale tarn, is fabled to contain ...

two immortal fish; and Wordsworth, in his "Feast of Brougham Castle," represents these as waiting on the "shepherd " Lord Clifford.

Both the undying fish that swim
In Bowscale tarn did wait on him;
The pair were servants of his eye
In their immortality.

Bowscale through time

Bowscale is now part of Eden district. Click here for graphs and data of how Eden has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bowscale itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bowscale, in Eden and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th September 2021

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