Newlands  Cumberland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Newlands like this:

NEWLANDS, a hamlet and a chapelry in Crosthwaite parish, Cumberland. The hamlet lies on the rivulet of the vale of Newlands, 3½ miles S by W of Braithwaite r.station, and 5½ S W of Keswick. The chapelry includes the hamlet and the main part of the vale. Post-town, Keswick, under Windermere. ...

Real property, £1, 893; of which £850 are in mines. Pop., 211. Houses, 36. The vale of Newlands commences at the E side of Hindscarthmountain; extends 5½ miles northward, parallel to the W side of Derwent-water, at the average distance fromit of 1¾ mile; is flanked, on the W side, by Hindscarth, Goldscope, and Causey-Pike, on the E side, by High Crag, Maiden-Moor, and Cat-Bells; is traversed, fromhead to foot, by a stream flowing to the head of Bassen-thwaite-water; has a rich rural character, finely pastoraland well-wooded; and presents, from point to point, but especially between Swinside and Foe Park, very beautiful close views. Copper mines were discovered here in the times of Elizabeth; yielded then so much silver and gold as entitled them to pass from the owner of theground, the Earl of Northumberland, to the Crown; suffered desolation, by destruction of the smelting-houses and the works in the civil wars of Charles I.; and, since that time, have been worked on a much smaller scale. Lead ore also has been worked, and slate has been quarried. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £90.* Patron, the Vicar of Crosthwaite.

Newlands through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th April 2019

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