Kirkandrews Moat  Cumberland


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

MOAT-QUARTER, a township in Kirk-Andrews-upon-Esk parish, Cumberland; on the river Esk and on the North British railway, at the boundary with Scotland, 3½ miles N by E of Longtown. Acres, 1,581. Pop. in 1851,199; in 1861,376. Houses, 43. The increase of pop. was caused by the temporary employment of labourers in the formation of the railway. ...

LiddelStrength here was a strong tower, surrounded by a double ditch; was the scene of many a desperate contest during the Border feuds; was, at one time, taken by David, king of Scotland, when two sons of its governor, Sir Walter Selby, were strangled; and has left some ruins.

Kirkandrews Moat through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th January 2021

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