Longtown, Cumbria

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Longtown is a town in Cumbria

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

Longtown in historic gazetteers

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

Longtown.-- market town with ry. sta., Arthuret par., Cumberland, on river Esk, 9½ miles NW. of Carlisle; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-days, Monday and Thursday. Longtown is an ancient place, founded by the Graemes of Netherby; it has risen within comparatively recent times from a poor village to the position of a spacious well-built town. It is a seat of petty sessions. In addition to the markets there is an important fair for horses.

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