In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Grinsdale like this:
GRINSDALE, a parish in Carlisle district, Cumberland; on the river Eden, the Roman wall, and the Carlisle and Silloth railway, 2¾ miles NW of Carlisle. Posttown, Carlisle. Acres, 890. Real property, £1, 174. Pop., 100. house, 23. The property is divided among a few. The manor formerly belonged to the family of De Grinsdale. The traces of the Roman wall here are now very slight. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £108. Patron, Joseph Dacre, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1739, and is not good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grinsdale, in Carlisle and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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