RENWICK, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"RENWICK, a parish and township in Leath ward, county Cumberland, 11 miles N.E. of Penrith, its post town, and 3 N.E. of Kirkoswald. The village, which is of a straggling appearance, is situated on the W. side of Thackmoor Fell, and is chiefly agricultural. The soil is of a loamy nature, with a subsoil of gravel and sand. About a third of the land is arable, and the remainder stunted meadow and mountain pasture. The tithes were commuted for land under an Enclosure Act in 1814. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Carlisle, value £92. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a turret containing two bells. The parochial charities produce about £1 per annum. There is a place of worship for the Wesleyans, also a Sunday-school. Queen's College, Oxford, owns the manor. A fair for horses, &c., is held on the Thursday prior to the 26th September."

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