St Michael's Church
Photo © Steve Bulman, used with permission.More photographs of the village may be found on Steve Bulman's excellent Images of Cumbria website.
| ||Dalston township has a large and populous village of its own name, pleasantly situated on the picturesque banks of the Caldew. It contains 944 inhabitants, and land is owned by several proprietors, of whom Mrs & Mr Joseph Richardson are the principal, but the Earl of Carlisle is Lord of the manor. The cotton manufacture was first introduced here by Mr George Hodson from Manchester about 1780. A market for flesh is held here every Friday. The church dedicated to St. Michael is about to undergo considerable repairs. The present incumbent is the Rev. John Wordham Dunn, B.A. Dr. Paley, Archdeacon of Carlisle, was vicar of this parish and his successor, the late Rev. Walter Fletcher, A.M. Chancellor of the diocese who died in 1846, enjoyed this living for fifty- three years, to whose memory there is a handsome marble monument with a bust, in the chancel, erected by subscription, and executed by M.A. Watson of London, a distinguished artist who is a native of this place. In 1847, George Cowen, Esq. presented to the church a handsome organ by Nicholson of Newcastle. At Ivegill is a Chapel of Ease, and in this village is a Methodist Chapel. |