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"MATTERDALE, a chapelry in the parish of Greystoke, ward of Leath, county Cumberland, 10 miles W. of Penrith, its post town and railway station. It is situated in a wild valley on the E. side of an extensive moor, near Ulleswater, leading to Keswick. The chapelry comprises the hamlets of Dockwray, Dewthwaite-Head, Thorneythwaite, and Matterdale End. The inhabitants are wholly engaged in agriculture." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]


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