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Hawksdale is a distributed hamlet in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, located by the River Caldew and about 1½ miles south of the village of Dalston and 5 miles south-west of the centre of Carlisle. Hawksdale Hall here dates from the 17th century. Parts of Hawsdale were in the Holm Estate, including Holm Hill, a large country house, which is now Lime House School. Historically, Hawksdale and the surrounding area were a township in the ancient parish of Dalston in Cumberland. Today, Hawksdale forms part of Dalston Civil Parish.

Note: the spelling on OS maps is Hawksdale, but older spellings are Hawkesdale.

HAWKESDALE, a township, in the parish of Dalston, union of Carlisle, ward, and E. division of the county, of Cumberland, 6¼ miles (S.S.W.) from the city of Carlisle; containing 411 inhabitants.

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.

HAWKESDALE, a township in Dalston parish, Cumberland; near the river Caldew, 6½ miles SSW of Carlisle. Real property, £4, 668. Pop., 336. Houses, 82. Rose Castle here is the residence of the Bishop of Carlisle; and Hawkesdale Hall belonged to Nicholson, the antiquary, and passed to the Wattses.

Extract from: The Imperial Gazetteer of England and John Marius Wilson, 1872.
Dalston Civil Parish Rose Castle Dalston Parish, 1848 Hawksdale Hall Lime House School, near Dalston
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Bungalow at Hawksdale

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Dancing Holm

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Limehouse School

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Rose Castle
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Rose Castle
- Overview About Rose Castle Map Street View Rose Castle is a fortified house, located about 6 miles south-west of Carlisle and just over 2 miles south of Dalston in Cumbria. …


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