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CUMBERLAND is a maritime county at the north-western corner of England, and is about 70 miles in length from its junction with Northumberland and Scotland to Haverigg point in the extreme south, and its breadth, from the sea coast to its Durham boundary, is 44 miles; its western boundary is the Solway Frith and the St. George's channel, its south-western the same channel; on the north-west it is bounded by Scotland, from which it is separated by the river Liddel; in the south-east the rivers Eamont and Tees separate it from Westmorland, and the river Duddon from the Furness portion or Lancashire; on the east it is bounded by Northumberland and Durham, and on the north-east by the former county.
Transcribed from Kelly's Directory of Cumberland and Westmorland, 1914