KIRK-ANDREWS-UPON-EDEN, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"KIRK-ANDREWS-UPON-EDEN, a parish in the ward and county of Cumberland, 3 miles N.W. of Carlisle, its post town. It is a small village and railway station situated on the Carlisle ship canal and the river Eden. The parish contains the hamlet of Hesket Hill and the chapelry of Beaumont. The wall of Antoninus is traced through this parish, and on the common several urns have been found. The surface is generally flat, and the soil a rich black loam, alternating with sand. The tithes were commuted for corn-rents under an Enclosure Act at the commencement of the present century. The living is a rectory* united with the rectory* of Beaumont, in the diocese of Carlisle, value £249. There is no church, the inhabitants attending Divine service at Beaumont, but the churchyard is still in use. The charities produce about £2 per annum. The Earl of Lonsdale is lord of the manor." "HOSKETHILL, a hamlet in the parish of Kirk Andrews upon Eden, county Cumberland, 3 miles N.W. of Carlisle. It is situated near the river Eden and the ship canal."

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