Hesket in the Forest  Cumberland


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

HESKET-IN-THE-FOREST, a parish in Penrith district, Cumberland; in Inglewood forest, on the rivers Petteril and Eden, and on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, at Plumpton and Calthwaite r. stations, averagely 9 miles NNW of Penrith. It comprises the townships of Upper and Nether Hesket, Petteril-Crooks, Itonfield, Calthwaite, and Plumpton street; has a post office, of the name of Low Hesket, under Carlisle; and includes the chapelry of Armathwaite, which also has a post office under Carlisle. ...

Acres, 14, 961. Real property, £16, 083; of which £27 are in fisheries. Pop., 1, 983. Houses, 385. The court for Inglewood forest is held here annually, on St. Barnabas day, in the open air. Much of the scenery, along the Eden, is picturesque. Tarn Watling lake covers about 100 acres, and is noted for carp. Fine porcelain clay is found at Barrock. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £150.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is modern, and has an open turret. The p. curacy of Armathwaite is a separate benefice. Charities, £18.

Hesket in the Forest through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st November 2020

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