Arthuret is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.
Other places in the parish include: Lyneside Quarter, Netherby, Longtown Quarter, Longtown, Netherby Quarter, Lyneside, Lineside, Breconhill Quarter, and Breconhill.
Parish church: St. Michael
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1610
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665
Nonconformists include: Church of Scotland/Scottish Presbyterian, United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
ARTHURET (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Longtown, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, ¾ of a mile (S.) from Longtown; comprising the townships of Breconhill, Lyneside, Longtown, and Netherby, and containing 2859 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the border of Scotland, where in 1337 a Scottish army crossed, which, marching eastward, destroyed about twenty villages; and at the chapel of Solom, a small oratory which anciently stood near the spot called the Chapel Flosh, commissioners from England and Scotland met in 1343, to settle the boundaries of the respective countries. On Solom Moss, in 1542, the Scots, 10,000 in number, but discontented with their commander, Oliver Sinclair, a favourite of the Scottish monarch, allowed themselves to be defeated by a small body of about 500 English troops, under the command of Dacres and Musgrave, and it is said that 1000 of them were made prisoners, amongst whom were 200 noblemen, esquires, and gentlemen. The parish comprises about 11,000 acres, and there are quarries of white and red freestone within its limits. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £3. 2. 1.; net income, £687; patron, Sir J. R. G. Graham, Bart. The church was rebuilt in 1609, with the exception of the tower, which was not erected till 1690: in the churchyard is a rude cross with a pierced capital, near which were interred the remains of Archibald Armstrong, court jester to James I. and Charles I., and a native of the parish. An artificial tumulus, in the form of a prostrate human figure, near the church, is said to have been raised over the body of a chieftain slain in the above-mentioned battle.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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Civil Registration District: Longtown
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Carlisle
Poor Law Union: Longtown
Hundred: Eskdale Ward