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Langwathby, Cumberland

Historical Description

Langwathby, a village and a parish in Cumberland, on the river Eden, near the boundary with Westmorland, 4½ miles NE of Penrith. There is a post and money order office (R.S.O.), and a station, with telegraph office, on a branch of the M.R. Acreage of parish, 2086, of which 50 are water; population, 328. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. A three-arched bridge, built in 1686, crosses the Eden. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Edenhall, in the diocese of Carlisle; joint net value, £195 with residence. Patron, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The Ecclesiastical Commissioners give the vicar of Edenhall an annual grant of £120 for a curate. The church was rebuilt in 1718, and repaired in 1835. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and there was formerly a famous racecourse, at which meetings were held during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Civil Registration

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cumberland is available to browse.


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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Cumberland, 1615 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionNorth West
Postal districtCA10
Post TownPenrith