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Salter, Cumberland

Historical Description

Salter and Eskat, formerly an extra-parochial tract, now a joint township in Cumberland, near the river Ehen, 6 miles SE of Whitehaven, and about 1 mile from Yeathouse railway station. Post town, Frizington. Acreage, 638; population, 182. The Earl of Lonsdale is lord of the manor. Limestone and iron-ore abound.

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 
Poor Law unionBootle 
WardAllerdale above Derwent 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Salter from the following:

Land and Property

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

Visitations Heraldic

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