HUTTON-IN-THE-FOREST, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"HUTTON-IN-THE-FOREST, a parish in the Leath ward, county Cumberland, 6 miles N.W. of Penrith, its post town, and 3 from the Plumpton station of the Lancashire and Carlisle railway. It is situated on the river Peterill, and contains the townships of Hutton and Thomas Close. It was anciently held by the king's stirrup holder, he having also to keep in repair the fences of Plumpton Forest. The land is chiefly arable, with some pasture and woodland. The village is small and wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Carlisle, value £123, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church is a plain stone edifice, dedicated to St. James. The parochial charities produce about £26 per annum, which goes to the support of Fletcher's school. The Wesleyans have a place of worship, and there are National schools for both sexes. On the common are traces of Collinson's Castle, and on the road to Carlisle lies the Roman station, Old Penrith. Hutton Hall and Hutton Park are the principal residences. Sir H. Vane is lord of the manor." "THOMAS-CLOSE, a township in the parish of Hutton-in-the-Forest, ward of Leath, county Cumberland, 8 miles N.W. of Penrith."

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