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Waterhead, Cumberland

Historical Description

Waterhead, a township in Lanercost parish, Cumberland, on the river Irthing, 6 miles NE of Brampton Junction station on the N.E.R. Acreage, 5617; population, 248. This place is the site of a large Roman station, and in 1886 a fine Roman altar was found. The Earl of Carlisle is lord of the manor.

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 parishLanercost Abbey 
Poor Law unionBrampton 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Waterhead from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Waterhead are available from a number of sites:

DistrictSouth Lakeland
RegionNorth West
Postal districtLA22
Post TownAmbleside