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Barnscar, Cumberland

Historical Description

Barnscar, a mined town on Birkby Fell, 3½ miles E of Ravenglass, Cumberland. Traces of streets and houses occur throughout an area of about 300 yards by 100, and some silver coins have been found. But the history of the place has perplexed antiquaries.

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 Barnscar are available from a number of sites: