Crosby Ravensworth  Westmorland


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

CROSBY-RAVENSWORTH, a township and a parish in West Ward district, Westmoreland. The township lies on the river Lyvennet, 3¼ miles ESE of Shap r. station, and 4 N of Orton; and has a post office under Penrith. Real property, £2, 516. The parish includes also the townships of Reagill, Maulds-Meaburn, and part of Birbeck-Fells. ...

Acres, 15, 024. Real property, with the rest of Birbeck-Fells, £8, 550. Pop., 927. Houses, 189. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the Cospatricks; passed to the Hastingses, the Threlkelds, the Pickerings, and the Lowthers; and has an old moated manor-hall. Maulds-Meaburn was once the seat of the Viteriponts; and Crosby-Gill-Park was the seat of Rawlinson, the antiquary. Charles II. halted at Crosby-Gill in 1651. Limestone is plentiful; and there are tumuli, an ancient camp, and earth-works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £150.* Patrons, the Heirs of the late Hon. Col. Howard. The church was rebuilt in 1814; is in the early English style; and succeeded one founded in the time of Henry I., by the Cospatricks. Two schools have £31 and £25 from endowment; and other charities £39. The father of Addison was a native.

Crosby Ravensworth through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th April 2021

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