Wetheral, Cumbria

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Wetheral is a village in Cumbria

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

Wetheral in historic gazetteers

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

Wetheral, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Cumberland - par., 11,489 ac. (158 water), pop. 3320; vil., on river Eden, 4 miles SE. of Carlisle; P.O., T.O. The ruins of a Benedictine nunnery, founded in 1088, stand a little to the S. The Eden is crossed here by a ry. viaduct, 90 ft. above the water, and by a bridge of 7 arches, 480 ft. long. Three caves in a precipice are called the Wetheral Safeguards.

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