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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Arthuret St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Longtown|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Arthuret from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Arthuret (St. Michael))
Land and Property
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Villages, Hamlets, &cBreconhill or Brackenhill
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