Loweswater  Cumberland


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

LOWES-WATER, a parochial chapelry and a lake in Cockermouth district, Cumberland. The chapelry lies 7 miles S of Cockermouth r. station; has a post office under Cockermouth; contains the hamlets of Mockerkin and Sosgill; impinges on Crummock-water; and owns St. Bees for its mother parish. Acres, 6,473. ...

Real property, £2,220. Pop., 392. Houses, 83. The property is much subdivided. Much of the surface is upland; and a large proportion is picturesque. Lead ore occurs in the hills, and Lydian stone is found. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Valne, £49.* Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church was rebuilt in 1827; and occupies the site of an ancient chapel, founded by a prior of St. Bees. There are a parochial school, and charities £12.-The lake lies on the SW side of the chapelry, in a vale projecting laterally westward from the head of the vale of Lorton, and flanked on the N side by Low fell, on the S side by Blake fell; is about a mile long, less than ½ a mile wide, and about 60 feet deep; sends its superfluence 1½ mile to Crummockwater; and shares in that lake's mountain scenery.

Loweswater through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th July 2024

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