Ravenglass  Cumberland


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

RAVENGLASS, a sea-port village in Muncaster parish, Cumberland; at the head of the joint estuary of the rivers Irt, Mite, and Esk, adjacent to the Whitehaven and Furness railway, 4½ miles N by W of Bootle. It is a sub-port to Whitehaven; carries on ship-building, a coasting-trade and an oyster fishery; and has a station on the railway, a post-office‡ under Whitehaven, a hotel, an endowed school, a weekly market on Wednesday, and fairs on 8 June and 5 Aug. Pop., about 450.

Additional information about this locality is available for Muncaster

Ravenglass through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 26th March 2019

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