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Crosthwaite, Cumbria

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Crosthwaite, Cumbria

Crosthwaite is a small village located in the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth, Cumbria, UK.
Post townKendal
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyWestmorland
OS GridSD4491
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code015395

Other names by which Crosthwaite, Cumbria has been known in the past

Crosthwaite and Lyth

Crosthwaite, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Crosthwaite, eccl. dist. (St Mary) and hamlet, Heversham par., SW. Westmorland -- dist., pop. 771; hamlet, 4½ m. SW. of Kendal; P.O.

Crosthwaite, Cumbria in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

CROSTHWAITE, a parochial chapelry, in the parish of Heversham, union and ward of Kendal, county of Westmorland, 4 miles (W. S. W.) from Kendal; containing, with the constablewick of Lyth, 717 inhabitants. This extensive chapelry is bounded on the southwest by the mountainous ridge called Lyth Fell, or Whitbarrow Scar. The village of Churchton, near the chapel, is small, but neatly built, and is situated in a picturesque and fertile vale. The manufacture of paper is carried on to a moderate extent, and there are a malting establishment and a corn-mill: in the hamlet of Raw are several limekilns; and at Pool-bank is a manufactory of wooden-hoops. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £113. The chapel, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and rebuilt in 1813, at the expense of the landholders, is beautifully situated. George Cocke, in 1665, bequeathed £60 for a school; and the endowment arising from the bequest, augmented by the interest of £300 bequeathed by Tobias Atkinson in 1817, and £13 out of a general fund, now amounts to £37 per annum. In Lyth Moss several large trees have been discovered beneath the surface.

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