SCALEBY, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"SCALEBY, a parish in the ward of Eskdale, county Cumberland, 6 miles N.E. of Carlisle, its post town. It comprises the townships of East and West Scaleby. The village, which is of small extent, is situated in the W. township, and is wholly agricultural. Scaleby was given by Henry I. to Richard Tilliol, nicknamed Richard the Rider, who built the castle with materials brought from the Picts' wall. The castle was garrisoned for Charles I. by the Musgraves, but was twice taken by the parliamentary forces in the years 1645 and 1648. It eventually came to the Gilpins, and has been partially rebuilt. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle, value £107, in the patronage of the bishop. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The parochial charities produce about £2 per annum. The Rev. W. Gilpin, author of "Forest Scenery" and "Lives of the Reformers", was born here in 1724. E. Standish, Esq., is lord of the manor." "EAST SCALEBY, a township in the parish of Scaleby, Eskdale ward, county Cumberland, 6 miles N.E. of Carlisle."

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