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Ennerdale, Cumberland

Historical Description

Ennerdale, a village, a township, a vale, and a lake in Cumberland. The township and the village of Ennerdale Bridge are in St Bees parish, situated on the river Eden, 1½ mile W of Ennerdale Lake, 3 miles from Rowrah railway station, 3 from Frizington, and 8 from Whitehaven. There is a post office at Ennerdale Bridge, under Frizington; money order and telegraph office, Frizington. Kinniside is attached to Ennerdale and forms with it a joint township. Acreage, 22,407; population, 519. The surface is largely moorish and mountainous. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £66 with residence. The church was built in 1857 on the site of the old one, and the churchyard contains many monuments; but, at the date of the scene of Wordsworth's pastoral of "The Brothers"-that scene being laid here "The parish chapel stood alone, Girt round with a bare ring of mossy wall." And "in the churchyard Was neither epitaph nor monument, Tombstone nor name-only the turf they trod, And a few natural graves."

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 
Poor Law unionWhitehaven 
WardAllerdale above Derwent 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ennerdale from the following:

Land and Property

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