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The Esk (SW), Cumberland

Historical Description

Esk, The, a river of the SW of Cumberland. It rises between Bow Fell and Scaw Fell, runs 5 miles south-south-westward to Esk Bridge; goes thence 8 miles, in the same direction, to the sea at Ravenglass; and forms at its mouth, jointly with the Mite and the Irt, a sinuous, sandy estuary. It receives, on its left. The streamlets of Birker Force and Stanley Force; and, on its right, the stream from Burnmoor Tarn.

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.