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Castle Rigg, Cumberland

Historical Description

Castle-Rigg, an eminence 1½ mile SE of Keswick, in Cumberland. It commands an extensive and gorgeous view, specially noted by the poets Gray and Wordsworth. Castle-rigg, St. John's, and Wythburn form a township in tho parish of Crosthwaite. Area of the township, 3031 acres; population, 1650.

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

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.


Online maps of Castle Rigg are available from a number of sites: