Silloth, Cumbria

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Silloth is a town in Cumbria

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Silloth within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Silloth in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Silloth, seaport town and watering-place. Holme Cultram par., Cumberland, on the Solway Firth, 22¼ miles W. of Carlisle by rail, pop. 2116; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Silloth dates from 1855, when it was selected, on account of its good anchorage ground, as the port of Carlisle, a position till that time held by Port Carlisle. A railway and a wet dock of 4 ac. were then constructed, and a considerable trade quickly sprang up with Liverpool, Dublin, and the Isle of Man, the principal export being coal, and the principal import grain. A new dock of 6 ac. wa,s opened in 1885. The mild, equable, and salubrious climate of Silloth has caused it to become a health-resort. is a Good Stuff website.