Legburthwaite  Cumberland


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

LEGBERTHWAITE, the vale of Thirlmere-water, in Cumberland; commencing immediately N of DunmailRaise, at the boundary with Westmoreland, and extending 4½ miles northward to the head of the vale of St. John. It is flanked, on the E, by Helvellyn, Whiteside, and Watson Dodd; on the W, by Dalehead Fell, Armboth Fells, and High Seat. Its scenery is mostly identical with that of Thirlmere-water; but includes, at the foot, a grand vista view northward, closed by Saddleback.

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Legburthwaite through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 06th December 2019

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