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Waterhead Township, 1848

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.

WATERHEAD, a township, in the parish of Lanercost-Abbey, union of Brampton, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, 7½ miles (N.E.) from Brampton; containing 366 inhabitants. The township is bounded on the east by the river Irthing, which here separates the county from Northumberland; the surface is undulated, the soil various, and the scenery and views are beautiful. Burdoswald, the Amboglana of the Romans, and forming the next station, westward, from Caer Voran, stands on a large plain, at the head of a steep descent towards the Irthing. Camden discovered here six altars, dedicated to Jupiter Optimus Maximus, and an inscription, "The Sixth Legion, victorious, pious, and happy, made this;" and other altars have been found, as have also several sepulchral and other memorials.

Parish of Lanercost Abbey, 1848 Gilsland, 1848
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Gilsland, 1848
- GILSLAND, a watering-place, in the parish of Lanercost-Abbey, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, 7 miles (E.N.E.) from Brampton. This place, which forms part of the township of Waterhead, is …


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