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Hard Knot, Cumberland

Historical Description

Hard Knot, a mountain pass on the border of Cumberland, near the meeting point with Westmorland and Lancashire, 7 miles W of Ambleside. It is rugged, precipitous, and lofty; it divides the upper part of Eskdale from the upper part of the Vale of Dnddon, and its S face commands a fine view westward to the sea. It lies 1290 feet above sea-level, and on the way to it are found the remains of Hard Rnot Castle, a Roman fortress erected for the defence of the pass.

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.