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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


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 

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.


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Visitations Heraldic

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