CASTLE CARROCK, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"CASTLE CARROCK, a parish in the ward of Eskdale, in the county of Cumberland, 4 miles to the S. of Brampton. Carlisle is its post town. It is situated in a moorland district on both banks of the river Gelt, and contains beds of limestone and freestone. Here are remains of two old entrenchments, one of which is said to mark the site of a castle. There are also several large cairns, and a mineral spring. The living is a rectory, with residence and 280 acres of glebe, in the diocese of Carlisle, value £159, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, a stone edifice, rebuilt in 1828, is dedicated to St. Peter. The Independents have a chapel. There is a free school in the village, endowed with about £15 per annum."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]