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Dean Parish, Allerdale, 1848


DEAN (St. Oswald), a parish, in the union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland; containing, with the townships of Branthwaite and Ullock, 876 inhabitants, of whom 226 are in the township of Dean, 5 miles (S.W.) from Cockermouth. This parish comprises about 6,500 acres. The soil of nearly one-half is a wet clay, and the remaining half contains every variety, from the lightest sand and gravel to the richest loam; the surface is pleasingly undulated, and the lower grounds are watered by the small river Marron, which abounds with trout. The substrata are coal, limestone, and iron-ore, and many of the population are employed in mines, and in quarries of a red and white freestone, and a black stone, here called cat-scalp. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £19. 3. 1½.; net income, £318; patron and incumbent, the Rev. Samuel Sherwin. The tithes were commuted for land in 1809; the glebe lands comprise altogether 650 acres, of which the greater portion is of very inferior quality. A free grammar school was founded in 1596, by John Fox, with an endowment of £10 per annum, paid by the Goldsmith's Company, London; the schoolroom was rebuilt in the year 1615, at the expense of his son.

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.

Dean Civil Parish Deanscales Ullock Dean, Allerdale Branthwaite, Workington Cumberland, Parishes and Townships, 1848
Dean, Allerdale
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Dean, Allerdale
- Overview About Dean Map Street View   Dean is a village and civil parish in the Allerdale district, in the county of Cumbria, England. Dean has a Church of England ...
Branthwaite, Workington
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Branthwaite, Workington
- Overview About Branthwaite Map Street View Branthwaite is a village in the Allerdale district of Cumbria, located about 4 miles south-east of Workington and 5 miles south-west of Cockermouth. Historically, ...
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- Overview About Ullock Map Street View ULLOCK, with Pardsey and Dean-Scales, a township, in the parish of Dean, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 5½ ...
Deanscales
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- Overview About Deanscales Map Street View Deanscales is a hamlet in the Allerdale district of Cumbria, located about 3 miles south-west of Cockermouth. The Old Posting House (inn) is located on ...

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