Inglewood Forest  Cumberland


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

INGLEWOOD FOREST, a quondam forest in Cumberland; extending from Penrith to the neighbourhood of Carlisle, and measuring about 60 miles in circuit. It was given by the Conqueror to Ranulph de Meschiens; was long stocked with red deer, fallow deer, and other beasts of chase; was the scene of hu ...

nts by Edward I., when residing at Carlisle; formed an object of keen contests between the Scots and the English, for possession of its fastnesses; was finally ceded by the Scots in 1237; became afterwards the property of the Crown; continued to be strictly a forest till the time of Henry VIII.; and was given to the first Earl of Portland by William III.

Inglewood Forest through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd November 2019

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