Allerdale  Cumberland


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

ALLERDALE, two wards in Cumberland. The one is called Allerdale-above-Derwent; the other Allerdale-below-Derwent. The former contains Cockermouth and Ravenglass, and is bounded mainly by Bassenthwaite water, Derwent water, Lancashire, and the Irish sea; while the latter contains Maryport and Allerby, and extends conterminously with the former from the Irish sea to the E. Acres in A.-above D., 207,579. Pop. in 1851, 48,168; in 1861, 65,046. Houses, 12,988. Acres in A.-below-D., 155,080. Pop. in 1851, 21,730; in 1861, 34,841. Houses, 7,208.

Allerdale through time

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How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th April 2024

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