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Stockdalewath is a village in the City of Carlisle district of Cumbria, situated by the River Roe and located about 6 miles south of the centre of Carlisle and 12 miles north-west of Penrith. Historically, Stockdalewath was a township ancient parish of Castle Sowerby in Cumberland. Today, the village forms part of Dalston Civil Parish.

STOCKLEWATH-BOUND, a township, in the parish of Castle-Sowerby, union of Penrith, Leath ward, E. division of Cumberland, 8 miles (S. by W.) from Carlisle; containing 291 inhabitants. Within the township is Castle-Steads, a Roman camp, 188 yards long and 160 broad, which has an inner and an outer rampart. It is placed in a triangular position with, and at an equal distance from, two other fortifications, called Whitestones and Stoneraise, the latter whereof, it is supposed, was originally a burial-ground of the Druids, afterwards occupied by the Romans. About a mile from these are vestiges of a Druidical temple, where three stone coffins, containing human bones and other relics, have been found; and a little to the south are fragments of a large rocking-stone, to which an avenue of stones seems to have led.
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.

Stockdalewath is a small village in Cumbria, approximately 7.5 miles south of Carlisle in the extreme northwest of England. It is located on the River Roe, and is in the civil parish of Dalston.

As of the 2011 census, the population is estimated to be 74.

Archaeological evidence, mostly based on aerial surveys of crop marks, suggests that Stockdalewath was a rural settlement in Roman Cumbria. Within a half mile of the village are three camps thought to be Roman, with the names Castlesteads, Stoneraise, and Shitestones. They are equal distance from each other and form a triangle.

Notable people

  • Susanna Blamire, poet known as The Muse of Cumberland; raised in Stockdalewath
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