Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Alston within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Alston.-- par. and market town, E. Cumberland, 36 miles ESE. of Carlisle by rail, 36,968 ac. (248 water), pop. 4621; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. It has cotton and thread mfrs. and trade in minerals.