Hesket in the Forest Parish

  • Description

    "Ancient parish (thought to have been chapelry in Carlisle St Mary parish until 14th century) in Leath ward, Cumberland, embracing townships of High and Low Hesket (which also included village of Armathwaite), Calthwaite, Plumpton Street, Itonfield and Petteril Crooks. CP enlarged by absorbing Plumpton Wall CP 1934....Hesket parish covered core of royal forest of Inglewood which, as defined 1301, comprised tract of lowland between Carlisle and Penrith, lying west of River Eden as far as Thursby, Caldbeck and Blencow. Held by Crown with honour of Penrith from reign of Richard III until 1696, when William III granted forest and honour to William Bentinck, duke of Portland...."
  • Owner

    Cumbria County History Trust
  • Source

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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.cumbriacountyhistory.org.uk/township/hesket-forest
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 2 years, 3 months ago
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