Moorthwaite is a hamlet in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, located about 7½ miles south-west of the centre of Carlisle and 7 miles south of Brampton. Historically, Moorthwaite was a township in the ancient parish of Cumwhitton in Cumberland. Today, it forms part of the Civil Parish of Cumwhitton.
Not to be confused with Moorthwaite near Wigton.
MOORTHWAITE, a township, in the parish of Cumwhitton, union of Brampton, Eskdale ward, E. division of the county of Cumberland, 10 miles (S.E. by S.) from Carlisle; containing 75 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.
MOORTHWAITE, a township in Cumwhitton parish, Cumberland; on the river Eden, 8 miles SE by E of Carlisle. Real property, £1,129. Pop., 144. Houses, 26. Here is a meet for the Aikton harriers.