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Matterdale, Cumberland

Historical Description

Matterdale, a township and ecclesiastical parish in Greystoke parish, Cumberland, containing a wild mountain vale of its own name, 3 miles S by E of Troutbeck station on the Cockermouth, Keswick, and Penrith railway, and 8½ E of Keswick. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Penrith. Acreage of the township, 7225; population, 322; of the ecclesiastical parish, 290. The parish council consists of eight members. The vale has interesting features, is drained toward Ulleswater, and adjoins some highly picturesque scenery, but is flanked by tame and barren moor and mountain. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £132 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Greystoke. The church is good, and there is also an endowed school.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCumberland 
Civil parishGreystock 
Poor Law unionPenrith 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Matterdale from the following:

Land and Property

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