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Distington Parish, 1848

DISTINGTON, a parish, in the union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4¼ miles (N.E. by N.) from Whitehaven; containing 1,108 inhabitants. It stretches almost to the Irish Sea, and contains coal-pits, and quarries of excellent limestone, much of which is burnt into lime; millstones and grindstones are also obtained, and there are manufactories for linen-thread, hats, and edge-tools. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 1. 0½.; net income, £301; patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The tithes were commuted for an allotment of land in 1767.

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.

Distington Civil Parish Distington Cumberland, Parishes and Townships, 1848
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- Ancient parish in Allerdale above Derwent ward, Cumberland....manor of Distington descended from Gilbert of Dundraw c.1189 via Moresby and Dykes family to Fletchers who sold to Sir John Brougham 1720 …

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