Matterdale  Cumberland


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

MATTERDALE, a chapelry in Greystoke parish, Cumberland; containing a wild mountain vale of its own name, 3 miles S by E of Troutheck r. station, and 8½ E of Keswick. Post town, Penrith. Acres, 7,313. Real property, £1,499. Pop., 420. Houses, 69. The property is subdivided. The vale has interesting features, is drained toward Ulleswater, and adjoins some highly picturesque scenery, but is flanked by tame and barren moor and mountain. ...

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Valne, £115. Patron, the Rector of Greystoke. The church is good; and there are an endowed school with £13 a year, and charities £6.

Matterdale through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd October 2019

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