The Gelt, Cumberland
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.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.