HESKET IN THE FOREST, Cumberland
"HESKET-IN-THE-FOREST, a parish in the ward of Leath, county Cumberland, 9 miles S.E. of Carlisle, its post town, and 9 N.W. of Penrith. It is situated on the river Eden, and is intersected by the Lancaster and Carlisle railway. The parish, which is of large extent, comprising above 10,000 acres, contains the village of Armathwaite, and the townships of Itonfield, Petteril-Crooks, Plumpton-street, with Nether and Upper Hesket, in Inglewood Forest, and the hamlet of Calthwaite."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of
Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- The transcription of the section for Hesket in the Forest from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.