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Wythburn Chapelry, Historical Account, 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.

WYTHBURN, a chapelry, in the parish of Crosthwaite, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 8¼ miles (S.E. by S.) from Keswick; containing, with St. John's Castlerigg, 499 inhabitants. Here is an inn from which tourists often start to make the ascent of Helvellyn, a remarkable mountain in the immediate vicinity. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £82; patron, the Vicar of Crosthwaite. The boundaries of the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland are here marked by Dunmaile-Raise Stones, which are said to commemorate the defeat of the last King of Cumberland, by Edmund, the Saxon monarch, of whom Malcolm, King of Scotland, held Cumberland in fee. Thirlmere lake is within the chapelry.

St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn Civil Parish Crosthwaite Parish, 1848 Thirlmere (lake) Castlerigg Wythburn
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A topographical dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, 7th Ed., 1848
- A topographical dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships, and the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with historical and statistical ...

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