Cautley and Dowbiggin
CAUTLEY and Dowbiggin, an ecclesiastical district, in the parish of Sedbergh, W. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, 3 miles (N. E.) from Sedbergh, on the road to Kirkby-Stephen; containing about 500 inhabitants. This district was formed out of Sedbergh township; it is mostly grass land, the soil various, and the scenery mountainous: the river Rawther, which passes through, rises about four miles eastward. Flagstone and buildingstone are obtained, and at Hebblethwaite Hall is a bobbin-mill. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £40; patron, the Vicar of Sedbergh: the church was built in 1846, at an expense of £750, and is in the decorated style, with a campanile tower. There is a place of worship for a congregation of Wesleyan Methodists. In the vale of the Rawther is a picturesque cascade called Cautley Spout, the water of which falls from a great height.