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The Shap Avenues

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William Camden (1551-1623) was one of the very first antiquarians, and a leading member of the Society of Antiquaries, established around 1588. In his book of 1586 'Britannia', written in Latin and translated and published a number of times the first in 1610, Camden describes man made and natural wonders.

"Near that bleak and dreary region, between Penrith and Kendal, called Shapfells, was, some thirty years ago, another remarkable Druidical monument; but upon the inclosure of the parish of Shap the stones were blown up by gunpowder, and were converted into rude fences." (see photos above).
stubob Posted by stubob
14th December 2005ce
Edited 27th January 2006ce

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