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The Liddel, Cumberland

Historical Description

Liddel, The, a river belonging partly to Cumberland. It comes from Scotland, is joined, at the point of contact with England, by Kershope Burn, runs about 7 miles south-westward along the boundary between Scotland and England, falls into the Esk a little above Kirk Andrews, and is followed along the Cumberland bank by the North British railway. It possesses celebrity within Scotland, gives there the name of Liddesdale to the region which it drains, figures much in the history of the border raids, is sung by Dr Armstrong in his poem of " Health," and affords good sport to anglers.

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.