Eskdale  Cumberland


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

ESK (The), a river of the N of Cumberland. It comes in from Scotland; is a large stream at entering; forms, for about a mile, the boundary between Scotland and England; runs, about 8½ miles south-westward to the head of the Solway frith, about midway between the Sark and the Eden; and receives, on its left, near the end of its course, the river Line.

Eskdale through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 16th January 2021

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