UK Genealogy Archives logo

Herberts Isle or St Herberts Isle, Cumberland

Historical Description

Herberts Isle or St Herberts Isle, an islet in Derwent Water, Cumberland, upon which are the remains of a ceH said to have been occupied by a hermit of the name of Herbert, who was a contemporary of St Cuthbert. Wordsworth writes:-" Though here the hermit numbered his last day, Far from St Cuthbert his beloved friend, Those holy men both died in the same hour."

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.