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"SKELTON, a parish in the ward of Leath, county Cumberland, 6½ miles N.W. of Penrith, its post town and railway station, and 14 from Wigton. The village is chiefly agricultural. The soil is damp, with a subsoil of clay, freestone, and limestone. The parish contains the townships of Lamonby and Unthank. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Carlisle, value £294, in the patronage of Corpus Christi College, Oxford." [Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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