Bothel with Threapland Township, 1848
BOTHEL, with Threapland, a township, in the parish of Torpenhow, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4 miles (W.) from Ireby; containing 455 inhabitants. This is a long straggling village; the vicinity abounds with limestone, and there are kilns for burning it. The tithes were commuted for land in 1811. A school is endowed with 27 acres of land, yielding £42 per annum.
Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.