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"CROSTHWAITE, a parish partly in the ward of Allerdale-below-Derwent, and partly in Allerdale-above Derwent, in the county of Cumberland, half a mile N.W. of Keswick, and 13 miles S.E. of Cockermouth. The Penrith, Keswick, and Cockermouth railway is at present in course of construction. This extensive parish, which is 10 miles long by 10 broad, comprises the townships of Braithwaite, Coledale or Portingale, Castlerigg, and Underskiddaw, and the chapelries of Borrowdale, Newlands, Thornthwaite, St. John's, Keswick, and the hamlet of Wythburn." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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