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SKELTON, Cumberland

"SKELTON, a parish in the ward of Leath, county Cumberland, 6 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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