WYTHBURN, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
"WYTHBURN, a chapelry and hamlet in the parish of Crosthwaite, county Cumberland, 8 miles S.E. of Keswick. It forms a joint township with St. John's Castlerigg, and contains a small hamlet called the City, and the mere or lake of Thirle, sometimes named Wythburn Water. The boundaries of the counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland are here marked by Dunmaill-Raise Stones, which give name to a pass under Helvellyn, and are said to commemorate the defeat of the last king of Cumberland by Edmund, the Saxon monarch of whom Malcolm of Scotland held Cumberland in fee. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £82, in the patronage of the Vicar of Crosthwaite."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of
Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]