Threlkeld 1829

Threlkeld is an irregularly built village, situated on the Penrith road, 4½ miles E. by N. of Keswick, on the south side of the mountain of Saddleback, commanding a fine view up the vale of Wanthwaite …The chapel, though it is said to be the oldest in the diocese, is in good repair and dedicated to St Mary … A fair for sheep and cattle is held here on the first Thursday in September. The Towngate estate was purchased with several bequests by the overseers and churchwardens, and is now let for £16 10s a year, of which £4 is given to the school, £7 to the poor, and the remainder is expended for the benefit of the chapelry.


William Parson and William White, History, Directory and Gazetteer of Cumberland and Westmorland (Leeds: Edward Baines and Son, 1829)


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