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Wetheral and Great Corby

An illustrated history

Denis Perriam, David Ramshaw


This area first attracted the Romans, who quarried the distinctive red sandstone for parts of Hadrian’s Wall. Anglo Saxon settlers came later to establish a church and Benedictine monks also built a priory. The two medieval villages were separated by the River Eden, which was crossed with difficulty by ford and ferry. This did bring businessmen, however, who were able to commute to Carlisle to build fine houses in the neighbourhood and later the great railway viaduct over the river, which joined Carlisle to Newcastle in the 1830’s, consolidated the area. The expansion of Wetheral and Great Corby continued into the 20th century, with new estates and an influx of outsiders contributing much to the community. Many aspects of this diverse history have been compiled by the authors and presented here in a unique and informative way.


P3 Publications



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210mm x 295mm paperback




Colour & black & white photographs