Lowside Quarter  Cumberland


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

LOWSIDE QUARTER, a township in St. Bees parish, Cumberland; on the coast, and on the Whitehaven and Furness railway, 4 miles S of Whitehaven. It contains the hamlets of Upper Town, Middle Town, Nether Town, Braystones, and Lowmill. Acres, 2,666; of which 726 are water. Pop. in 1851,362; in 1861,264. Houses, 49. The decrease of pop. arose mainly from the destruction by fire of a paper mill. Egermont Castle, now a ruin, is within the township.

Lowside Quarter through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd June 2024

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