Castle Sowerby Parish

  • Description

    "Ancient parish in Leath Ward, Cumberland, comprising five townships or ‘bounds’: Bustabeck, Howbound, Rowbound, Southernby and Stockdalewath....Economy: farming: noted for its corn, especially oats, which was said to be ‘the best in the county’ in later 17th century; woodland on former common land, with charcoal-burning, perhaps in medieval period. Coal mining at Hewerhill by later 17th century; mine there in mid-19th century; mining had ceased by 1900. Limestone...."
  • 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, 3 months ago
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