Hesket in the Forest is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Cumberland.
Other places in the parish include: Petteril Crooks, Plumpton Street, Petterill Crooks, Upper and Nether Hesket, Itonfield, Calthwaite, and Barrocle.
Alternative names: Calthwaite, Plumpton Street
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1662
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665
Nonconformists include: United Presbyterian Church of Scotland and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Carlisle St Mary
- Newton Reigny
- Carlisle St Cuthbert
- Plumpton Wall
- Hutton in the Forest
- Wetheral with Warwick
- Raughton Head
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
HESKET-IN-THE-FOREST, a parish in Penrith district, Cumberland; in Inglewood forest, on the rivers Petteril and Eden, and on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, at Plumpton and Calthwaite r. stations, averagely 9 miles NNW of Penrith. It comprises the townships of Upper and Nether Hesket, Petteril-Crooks, Itonfield, Calthwaite, and Plumpton street; has a post office, of the name of Low Hesket, under Carlisle; and includes the chapelry of Armathwaite, which also has a post office under Carlisle. Acres, 14,961. Real property, £16,083; of which £27 are in fisheries. Pop., 1,983. Houses, 385. The court for Inglewood forest is held here annually, on St. Barnabas day, in the open air. Much of the scenery, along the Eden, is picturesque. Tarn Watling lake covers about 100 acres, and is noted for carp. Fine porcelain clay is found at Barrock. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £150. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is modern, and has an open turret. The p. curacy of Armathwaite is a separate benefice. Charities, £18.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Poorhouses & Poor Law
- County: Cumberland
- Civil Registration District: Penrith
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Carlisle
- Rural Deanery: Carlisle
- Poor Law Union: Penrith
- Hundred: Leath Ward
- Province: York