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Nixons, Bewcastle

NIXONS, a township, in the parish of Bewcastle, union of Longtown, Eskdale ward, E. division of the county of Cumberland, 13 miles (E.N.E.) from Longtown; containing 217 inhabitants. Several trout streams bound and intersect the township.

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.

Nixonstown farmhouse is locaed to the north-west of Bewcastle - presumably part of this township.

Bewcastle Parish, Historical Account, 1848


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