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Santon Township, 1848

SANTON, a township, in the parish of Irton, union of Bootle, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4½ miles (N.N.E.) from Ravenglass; containing 173 inhabitants. This place is supposed to derive its name from the drifting sands which abounded in the vicinity and laid waste most of the adjoining district. A Roman pottery was discovered in these sands, with numerous fragments of urns, and at the bottom of one of the furnaces a large cross of brass, on which probably the urns were placed for baking or drying them. Several Roman coins have been found; and opposite to the village are the remains of a Roman road, on the east of which are the foundations of an Augustine priory said to have been established by King Stephen.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
Irton with Santon Civil Parish Santon Bridge Irton Parish, 1848 Santon, Cumbria


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