Hesket in the Forest, Cumberland
Hesket-in-the-Forest, a parish in Cumberland, in Inglewood Forest, on the rivers Petteril and Eden,-and 2 miles from Southwaite station on the L. & N.W.R. It comprises Upper and Nether Hesket, Petteril Crooks, Annathwaite, Calthwaite, and Plumpton Street, and has a post office of the name of Low Hesket, under Carlisle; money order office, Southwaite; telegraph office, Armathwaite. Acreage, 16, 399; population of the civil parish, 1902; of the ecclesiastical, 1217. The Duke of Devonshire is lord of the manor. The court for Inglewood Forest used to be held here annually, on St Bamabas Day, in the open air. Much of the scenery along the Eden is picturesque. Watling Tarn, which covered about 100 acres, has been filled up and converted into grazing land. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £100 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hesket-in-the-Forest St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Penrith|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hesket in the Forest from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Hesket-in-the-Forest (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Hesket in the Forest are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Villages, Hamlets, &cArmathwaite
Nether and Upper Hesket
The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.