Preston Quarter  Cumberland


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

PRESTON-QUARTER, a township in St. Bees parish, Cumberland; on the coast, suburban to Whitehaven, and partly within Whitehaven borough. It includes the village of Corkickle, and the hamlets of Ginns, Hutbank, High Harris, and Low Harris; and contains Whitehavenworkhouse, which had 297 inmates at the census of 1861. ...

Acres, 2, 699; of which 40 are water. Real property, £89, 981; of which £25,015 are in mines, £70 in quarries, £16, 928 in railways, and £670 in gas-works. Pop. in 1851, 5, 102; in 1861, 5, 471. Houses, 1,009. Pop. of the part within Whitehaven borough, 4, 778. Houses, 973.

Preston Quarter through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th June 2024

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