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Arthuret, Cumberland

Historical Description

Arthuret, a parish in Cumberland, on the river Esk, 8 miles N of Carlisle. It contains Longtown, with a railway station and a post, money order, and telegraph office, and also the townships of Netherby, Breconhill, and Lyneside. Acreage, 12,942; population, 2439. Much of the surface is the low flat land of Solway Moss, stretching toward the head of the Solway Firth, and this, in 1543, was the scene of a famous battle in which the Scots under Oliver Sinclair were defeated by the English under Sir Thomas Wharton. Netherby Hall is the seat of the Graham family, and contains a large collection of Roman coins, tablets, altars, baths, and other relics found in the vicinity. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, about £650. The church was renovated in 1869. There is an endowed school. Archy Armstrong, court-jester to James I. and Charles I., was a native, and was buried in the churchyard.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCumberland 
Ecclesiastical parishArthuret St. Michael 
Poor Law unionLongtown 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Villages, Hamlets, &c

Breconhill or Brackenhill
Netherby Hall

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.