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     BEWCASTLE, a parish in Eskdale ward, Cumberland, 13 miles from Carlisle, and 318 from London; containing 36 houses and 173 inhabitants. It stands upon the river Line, above Sollom Moss. The church is in ruins; in the church-yard is an ancient cross, on the sides of which are several sculptures, supposed to have been to the memory of some British or Scottish priest. It is a rectory, value 2 l. in the patronage of the dean and chapter of Carlisle.
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