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Nichol Forest, Cumberland

Historical Description

Nichol Forest, a township-chapelry in Kirkandrews-upon-Esk parish, Cumberland, on Kershope Burn and the river Liddel, and on the North British railway, adjacent to Scotland, around Penton railway station, 7 miles NE by N of Long-town. Post town, Penton, under Carlisle. Acreage, 8433 of land and 64 of water; population, 547. The surface is hilly. The streams Kershope and Liddel here form several cascades. A medicinal spring, called Hertfeel Spa, rises from the bed of the Liddel. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; net value, £167 with residence. Patron, the Rector of Kirkandrews-upon-Esk. The church was rebuilt in 1867, and is in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, N transept, S porch, and bell-turret, and has several stained windows.

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 parishKirk Andrews upon Esk 
Poor Law unionLongtown 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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