Cross Fell  Cumberland


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

CROSS-FELL, a mountain-range on the E border of Cumberland; 12 miles ENE of Penrith. It rises to a height of 2, 927 feet above the level of the sea; figures conspi uously in a great extent of landscape; commands a panoramic view of about 50 miles in radius; consists chiefly of sandstone and limestone; is crossed by the Maiden way; was called, in the Romish times, the Fiends' Fell; and acquired its present name from the erection of a cross upon it to drive away the fiends.

Cross Fell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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