SKIRWITH, a township, in the parish of Kirkland, union of Penrith, Leath ward, E. division of Cumberland, 7½ miles (E.N.E.) from Penrith; containing 293 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. A mansion here is supposed to occupy the site of a preceptory of Knights Templars.
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.