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Newfield, Cumberland

Historical Description

Newfield, a village at the mutual boundary of Cumberland and Lancashire, at the foot of Seathwaite, 6 miles N of Broughton-in-Furness. It contains a small church and parsonage, and it was the residence for about twenty years of the clergyman popularly called " Wonderful Walker," whose story is pathetically told by Wordsworth. The " stepping-stones" across the Duddon have been the subject of two sonnets by Wordsworth.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Poor Law unionAuckland 
WardDarlington 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Newfield from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Newfield are available from a number of sites:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyCumbria