Alston Moor

  • Description

    "Ancient parish in Leath ward, Cumberland. Includes market town of Alston, chapelry of Garrigill and mining village of Nenthead.....pastoral farming and lead mining and smelting from medieval period until 20th century. Lead mines, famous by 17th century, expanded across 18th century, particularly after London Lead Co. leased mineral rights between 1750 and 1765. Population, estimated at 555 in 1688, had reached 4,746 by 1801 and rose to peak of 6,858 in 1831. Town of Alston grew up haphazardly around parish church...."
  • Owner

    Cumbria County History Trust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 4 years, 1 month ago
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