Keswick  Cumberland


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Keswick like this:

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.

Keswick through time

Keswick is now part of Allerdale district. Click here for graphs and data of how Allerdale has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Keswick itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Keswick, in Allerdale and Cumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th June 2024

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