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Cumwhitton Parish, 1848


CUMWHITTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Brampton, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland; comprising the townships of Cumwhitton, Moorthwaite, and Northsceugh; and containing 533 inhabitants, of whom 242 are in the township of Cumwhitton, 9 miles (E.S.E.) from Carlisle. The parish comprises 5,400a. 2r. 29p., the whole of which is arable, with the exception of about 140 acres of meadow, the ground occupied by a few Scottish firs and larches, and the plantations on the banks of the Eden. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £102; patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is in the Norman style, and consists of a nave, chancel, and north aisle; a tower was built in 1810, and the ancient lancet windows have been displaced for others of larger dimensions. On an eminence called "King Harry" is a Druidical temple, the stones of which, 90 in number, are placed in a circular position; and the lines of intrenchments may be traced on the common.

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.

Cumwhitton Civil Parish Cumwhitton Church of St Mary, Cumwhitton Cumberland, Parishes and Townships, 1848 Moorthwaite, Carlisle
Cumwhitton
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- Overview About Cumwhitton Map Street View   Cumwhitton is a small village and civil parish close to Carlisle in Cumbria, England. It lies just east of the M6 and the ...
Church of St Mary, Cumwhitton
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Church of St Mary, Cumwhitton
- Overview Map Street View St Mary's Church in Cumwhitton dates from c.1160AD. The North arcade of three bays from c.1200AD.[1]  The chuch tower was built in the early 19th century[2], ...
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