Arthuret  Cumberland


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

ARTHURET, a parish in Longtown district, Cumberland; on the river Esk, and the Border Counties railway, 8 miles N of Carlisle. It contains Longtown, with r. station and post office, the latter under Carlisle; and contains also the townships of Netherby, Breconhill, and Lyneside. Acres, 17,390. ...

Real property, £9,615. Pop., 3,714. Houses, 615. The property is divided among a few. Much of the surface is the low flat land of Solway moss, stretching toward the head of the Solway frith; and this, in 1543, was the scene of a famous battle in which the Scots under Oliver Sinclair were defeated by the English under Sir Thomas Wharton. Netherby Hall is the seat of Sir F. U. Graham, Bart.; and contains a large collection of Roman coins, tablets, altars, baths, and other relics found in the vicinity. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £847.* Patron, Sir F. U. Graham, Bart. The church was renovated in 1869. There is an endowed school with £40 a year. Archy Armstrong, court-jester to James I. and Charles I., was a native, and was buried in the churchyard.

Arthuret through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th March 2021

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