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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Keswick within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Keswick.-- market town and township with ry. sta., Crosthwaite par., Cumberland, on river Greta, at lower end of Derwentwater, 13 miles SE. of Cockermouth and 293 from London - township, 555 ac., pop. 3201; town, pop. 3220; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Saturday. Keswick is beautifully situated in the midst of stupendous mountains, having romantic and picturesque scenery. It is a centre for tourists visiting the Lake District, and much has been done for their accommodation by the erection of fine hotels, &c. Keswick has long been famous for the mfr. of black lead Pencils; but the black lead mines in the neighbourhood are now practically exhausted. It also has mfrs. of coarse woollens, a brewery, and tannery.