"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]
- The transcription of the section for Matterdale from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- Transcriptions of Census, Newspapers, Parish Registers, &c. - Matterdale Matters provides by Jake Prescott. Added 20 Mar 2005.