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Moat Quarter, Cumberland

Historical Description

Moat Quarter, a village in Kirk Andrews-upon-Esk parish, Cumberland, on the river Esk, at the boundary with Scotland, 3¼ miles N by E of Longtown station on the North British railway. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Longtown (R.S.O.) Liddel Strength, of which only some remains exist, was a strong tower surrounded by a double ditch, the scene of many a desperate contest during the Border feuds, was at one time taken by David, king of Scotland, when two sons of its governor, Sir Walter Selby, were strangled.

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.