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Cross Fell, Cumberland

Historical Description

Cross Fell, a mountain-range on the E border of Cumberland, 12 miles ENE of Penrith. It. rises to a height of 2927 feet above the level of the sea; figures conspicuously in a great extent of landscape; commands a panoramic view of about 50 miles in radius; consists chiefly of sandstone and limestone; is crossed by the Maiden Way; was called in the Romish times the Fiends' Fell, and acquired its present name from the erection of a cross upon it to drive away the fiends.

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 Cross Fell are available from a number of sites: