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Pillar, Cumberland

Historical Description

Pillar, a mountain in the S of Cumberland, between the head of Mosedale and the left side of the upper part of Ennerdale. It rises steeply in a compact mass of crags, forms from every view a magnificent object, and attains an altitude of 2937 feet above sea-level. Wordsworth says-" It wears the shape Of a vast building made of many crags; And in the midst is one particular rock, That rises like a column from the vale- Whence by our shepherds it is called the Pillar."

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.


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