Place:


Alston  Cumberland

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Alston like this:

Alston.-- par. and market town, E. Cumberland, 36 miles ESE. of Carlisle by rail, 36,968 ac. (248 water), pop. 4621; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. It has cotton and thread mfrs. and trade in minerals.

Alston through time

Alston is now part of Eden district. Click here for graphs and data of how Eden has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Alston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Alston, in Eden and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/1537

Date accessed: 20th October 2017


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