2018

NY4711 : The lost village of Mardale Green

taken 6 years ago, near to Rigg, The [other Features], Cumbria, Great Britain

The lost village of Mardale Green
The lost village of Mardale Green
This was towards the end of the long hot summer of 2018 when water levels were unusually low and the walls and roads of the old village of Mardale Green could be seen. Work to build the dam started in 1929. Before the valley was flooded in 1935, all the farms and dwellings of the villages of Mardale Green and Measand were demolished. A full description of the work can be seen at LinkExternal link incliding maps of how the lake increased in size after it became a reservoir.

This view is near the head of Haweswater, looking to the wooded slopes of The Rigg on the right to the remains of Mardale Green on the beach ahead.

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Geographical Context: Uplands Village, Rural settlement Lakes, Wetland, Bog Derelict, Disused Water resources other tags: Deserted Village Lake District Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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NY4711, 127 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Marathon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 24 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 20 September, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4735 1137 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.6948N 2:48.8626W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4773 1137
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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