HARRINGTON, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"HARRINGTON, a parish and small seaport in the ward of Allerdale-above-Derwent, county Cumberland, 2½ miles S. of Workington, and 5 N. of Whitehaven. It is a station on the Whitehaven Junction railway. The town, which consists of several streets, is of modern date, having a small pier harbour at Bellaport, and is a subport to Whitehaven. There is a fixed light 44 feet high, erected 1797, and seen 11 miles distant on the coast. The parish contains several collieries, two ship-building yards, and the works of the Harrington Iron Company; also ropery, vitriol, and copperas works. The district abounds with coal, fire-clay, and ironstone. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Carlisle, value £250. The church is a neat building with a square tower at the W. end, and is situated on an eminence above the port. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have chapels here."

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