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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ancient County||County Durham|
|Poor Law union||Auckland|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Newfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Newfield)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Newfield are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.