Petteril  Cumberland


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

PETTERIL (The), a river of Cumberland. It rises in two head-streams, in Greystoke Park and in the vicinity of Penruddock; runs 5½ miles north-eastward to a point2¾ miles N by W of Penrith; goes thence, 16 miles north-north-westward, to a confluence with the Eden at Carlisle; and is closely followed, over all these 16 miles, by the Lancaster and Carlisle railway .

The location is a road crossing of the river Petteril, about half way between Petteril Green and Petterilhill, both of which are named on the Ordnance Survey New Popular map. The name Petteril has not been located by itself on a topographic map other than as the name of the river. Additional information about this locality is available for Hesket in the Forest

Petteril through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd November 2019

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