ULDALE, Cumberland - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"ULDALE, a parish in the ward of Allerdale-below-Derwent, county Cumberland, 9 miles S.W. of Wigton, its post town, and 6 S.W. of Hesket Newmarket. The village is situated close to Ireby, at the head of the small river Ellen, which, falling over rocky precipices, forms a cascade termed White Water Dash. The parish contains the hamlets of Aughertree, Longlands, and Orthwaite. Coal, freestone, limestone, and peat abound. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Carlisle, value £151. The church is on the road to Ireby, a short distance from the village. It was rebuilt in 1730. The parochial charities produce about £62 per annum, of which £47 go to Caldbeck's free grammar school. General Wyndham is lord of the manor. A sheep fair is held on the 29th August."

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