CROGLIN, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"CROGLIN, a parish in Leath ward, in the county of Cumberland, 12 miles N.E. of Penrith, its post town, and 4½ from Kirkoswald. It is situated on Croglin Water, a tributary of the river Eden. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Carlisle, value £300, in the patronage of the Rev. E. Bowman. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is a small plain stone structure. The tithes were commuted in 1808. Hunter's free school, where Dr. Locke, who founded the lying-in hospital at Westminster, was educated, has an income from endowment of £16 10s. There is a day school for both sexes: also a Sunday-school. In this parish Stands the lofty mountain called "Croglin Fell". At Newbiggen, near here, is a Wesleyan meeting-room. Lord Leconfield is lord of the manor of Croglin, and the Earl of Carlisle of Newbiggen. A cattle and sheep fair is held on the 18th August."

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