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Castlerigg St John

"ST. JOHN, a chapelry and township in the parish of Crosthwaite, ward of Allerdale-below-Derwent, county Cumberland, 2 miles E. of Keswick. It is situated on the beck which flows out of Thirlemere through a vale, and with Castlerigg forms a separate township The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Carlisle, value £63, in the patronage of the Earl of Lonsdale and the landowners. The new church of St. John's is situated in a hollow." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


  • St John, St John's-in-the-Vale, Church of England


  • St John, Church of England
  • St John, St John's-in-the-Vale, Church of England

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