Newbiggin  Westmorland


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

NEWBIGGIN, a parish in East Ward district, Westmoreland; on Crowdundle burn, under Written Crag, 2 miles N W of Temple-Sowerby r. station, and 6¾ . N W by N of Appleby. Post-town, Temple-Sowerby, under Penrith. Acres, 1, 184. Real property, with Milburn, £3, 603. Pop., 107. Houses, 25. ...

The manor was given by Gamel the Dane, to the Newbiggens; and belongs now to W. Crackenthorpe, Esq. Newbiggen Hall is a castellated mansion, and was built in 1533by one of the Crackenthorpes. The Written Crag takesits name from ancient inscriptions on it, said to have been in Latin, and now effaced. Gypsum is found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £113.* Patron, W. Crackenthorpe, Esq. The church is ancient.

Newbiggin through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st May 2022

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