Threlkeld, a township and an ancient ecclesiastical parish in Greystoke barony of Cumberland, on the Cockermouth, Keswick, and Penrith railway, under Saddleback Mountain, 4 miles ENE of Keswick. There is a post and money order office under Penrith, and a railway station with telegraph. Acreage of township, 5956; population, 496; of the ecclesiastical parish, 529. There is a parish council consisting flf eight members. Threlkeld Hall was the seat of Sir L. Threlkeld in the time of Henry VII., became the retreat of " the good Lord Clifford " in his persecuted boyhood, is now partly ruinous, partly a farmhouse, and is noticed by Wordsworth in his " Waggoner." The manor belongs to the Earl of Lonsdale. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle; gross value, £166 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church consists of chancel, nave, and western tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
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Land and Property
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