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"GARRIGILL, a chapelry in the parish of Alston, ward of Leath, county Cumberland, 2 miles S.E. of Alston, and 17 N.E. of Penrith, its post town. It is situated at the foot of the hill known as Middle Fell. Lead is obtained here. The copper mines are no longer worked. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage of Alston Moor, in the diocese of Durham. Fairs are held on the third Friday in May and first Friday in September." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


Church History

  • An account of Parish of Garrigill, Cumberland is provided by Alan Swindale.
  • Here is a photograph of St John the Evangelist's Church.


    This was kindly provided by the originator of this page, Don Noble.

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