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Muncaster Parish, 1848


MUNCASTER (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Bootle, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland; comprising the town of Ravenglass and the township of Birkby, and containing 602 inhabitants. This place, formerly called Meol-Castre, derives its name from a castle, the ancient residence of the Penningtons, situated at Esk-Meol, near the mouth of the river Esk; the principal tower of the castle is retained in the mansion built by the late Lord Muncaster. The parish comprises 3,200 acres, of which 1,200 are inclosed; about 1,000 acres are arable, and 300 woodland. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £97; patron, Lord Muncaster, whose title of Baron, in the peerage of Ireland, is derived from this place.

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.

Muncaster Civil Parish Ravenglass, 1848 Birkby (Muncaster) Church of St Michael and All Angels, Muncaster Muncaster Castle Cumberland, Parishes and Townships, 1848
Church of St Michael and All Angels, Muncaster
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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Muncaster
- Overview About the Church Map Street View Inside The Church of St Michael and All Angels is the parish church of Muncaster. It is located in the grounds of Muncaster ...
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Birkby (Muncaster)
- BIRKBY, a township, in the parish of Muncaster, union of Bootle, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 2¼ miles (E. by S.) from Ravenglass; containing 119 inhabitants. Extensive ...
Muncaster Castle
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Muncaster Castle
Ravenglass, 1848
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Ravenglass, 1848
- RAVENGLASS, a sea-port and market-town, in the parish of Muncaster, union of Bootle, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 54 miles (S. S. W.) from Carlisle, and 282 ...

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