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The Irthing, Northumberland

Historical Description

Irthing, The, a river of Northumberland and Cumberland. It rises in Spadeadam Moss, near the boundary with Scotland; runs for some distance southward, along the boundary between Cumberland and Northumberland; and proceeds south-westward, within Cumberland, past Naworth Castle and Lanercost Abbey, to the river Eden near Newby. Its total length of course is about 30 miles, and its banks in some parts have very fine scenery.

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

Land and Property

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