ENNERDALE, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"ENNERDALE, a chapelry in the parish of St. Bees, ward of Allerdale-above-Derwent, county Cumberland, 5 miles N.E. of Egremont, and 6 S.E. of Whitehaven. St. Bees is its post town. The Frizington station on the Whitehaven and Egremont branch line is nearly 3 miles to the W. of the village. It is situated on the river Ellen, a little to the W. of the lake known as Ennerdale Water, new much visited by tourists, and abounding with fine fish. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Carlisle, value £75. The church is a modern structure, built on the site of the old chapel. The charities are small. There is a parochial school. General Wyndham and Lord Lonsdale are lords of the manor. A lair is held on the second Tuesday in September for sheep."

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