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The Gelt, Cumberland

Historical Description

Gelt, The, a river of Cumberland. It rises on Croglin rell, runs through Geltsdale Forest, a wild tract contiguous to Northumberland, goes thence north-westward, and falls into the Irthing, about 2 miles SW of Brampton. Much of rts course is an impetuous run over a rocky bed in a deep Barrow glen flanked with rocky banks or heights. A viaduct of the Carlisle and Newcastle railway crosses the river adjacent 'to a great cut at a height of 80 feet above the river's bed; crosses at the1 same time two public roads; takes an oblique direction to prevent any bend in the railway, and has three— arches, each 33 feet in span.

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.