Posted by Claire on March 13, 2008 at 04:51:03 from 126.96.36.199 user Claire_Morgan.
In Reply to: Beckfoot; defining the problem posted by Claire on March 13, 2008 at 04:38:00:
Oxen House is on Conniston Water opposite and somewhat north of Peel Island. It is near the mouth of Torver Beck, which although it is too small to be the Amazon, it does go to similar areas on the east side of Conniston Old Man. If you relocated the beck closer to the head of the lake where Beckfoot is, (and ignored the Village of Conniston), it would flow west instead of north west. It would also be in the right position with regards to Conniston Old Man. Oxen house itself apparently has no relationship to the Beckfoot of the stories, but the surrounding Sunny Banks area has right shape for the promontory at the mouth of the beck. It isn't elevated from what the map looks like, but the shape is familiar.
Pull Wyke Bay area in the right location on Windermere. I don't think that the Amazon Promontory is there, but it is hard to tell slight elevations on a map. So perhaps it was borrowed. Read Iain Hobb's excellent article about the similarities in geography between the Beckfoot garden and surrounding land, with the Pull Wood House area.
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