Skelton Parish

  • Description

    "Ancient parish in Leath ward, Cumberland, containing townships of Skelton, Lamonby (with Ellonby) and Unthank (with Laithes). CP enlarged by absorbing Hutton-in-the-Forest and Middlesceugh & Braithwaite CPs 1934....manor of Skelton held by Boyvill family from 12th century; divided after death of Helewise (d. 1272), wife of Eustace Baliol, between six heiresses. One part descended to Southaik family, who were of Hardrigg Hall, Lamonby. Economy: predominantly agricultural; limestone quarrying and lime-burning in 19th century. Several inns serving traffic on Penrith-Wigton road...."
  • Owner

    Cumbria County History Trust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 3 months ago
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