• Description

    "Township in Lanercost parish, Eskdale ward, Cumberland, enlarged by addition of part of Banks township in 19th century..... Gilsland Spa, noted for its curative qualities by later 17th century, became popular resort by later 18th century: hotel (The Shaws) established by 1740s; burnt down 1859; replaced by Spa Hotel, built 1859-60; bought by Co-operative Society 1901 and used as convalescent home until 1972; now Gilsland Hall Hotel. Archaeological tourism to Hadrian’s Wall (particularly Birdoswald Roman fort) since 19th century....chapel at Tryermaine in 12th century...."
  • Owner

    Cumbria County History Trust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.cumbriacountyhistory.org.uk/township/waterhead
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year ago
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