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The Derwent, Cumberland

Historical Description

Derwent, The, a river of Cumberland. It rises on Bow Fell, 7 miles "W by N of Ambleside; runs northward down Borrowdale to Derwent Water; goes north-westward from Derwent Water down the Vale of Keswick to Bassenthwaite Water; and proceeds westward from Bassenthwaite Water past Cockermouth to the sea at Workington. Its length of run, inclusive of the lakes, is about 30 miles. Its stream is very limpid, and its scenery is all picturesque, and varies from the grand, through the romantic, to the richly beautiful.

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.