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Gilgarran, Distington
civil parish:-   Distington (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   locality
locality type:-   buildings
coordinates:-   NY03202302 (etc) 
1Km square:-   NY0323
10Km square:-   NY02

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 61 8) 
placename:-  Gilgarran
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   old map:- Donald 1774 (Cmd) 
placename:-  Gillgaron
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, 3x2 sheets, The County of Cumberland, scale about 1 inch to 1 mile, by Thomas Donald, engraved and published by Joseph Hodskinson, 29 Arundel Street, Strand, London, 1774.
block or blocks, labelled in lowercase; a hamlet or just a house 
item:-  Carlisle Library : Map 2
Image © Carlisle Library

evidence:-   old map:- Ford 1839 map
placename:-  Gilgarron
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Map of the Lake District of Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, and by R Groombridge, 5 Paternoster Row, London, 3rd edn 1843.
Buildings and park. 
item:-  JandMN : 100.1
Image © see bottom of page

In the wall of an orchard, where he is buried, is a memorial
"[July 9, 1669. / Here Henry Birkett / lyes, whoe lived and dyed / A Godly Christian led by / Scrypture guide. / Whose trade at sea / from port to port was cast, / Now he arrives the haven / of havens at last.]"

NY03762334 Colingate (Distington)
NY03192296 Gilgarran Farm (Distington)
NY03272320 Gilgarran Gill (Distington)
NY03212311 Home farm (Distington)
NY03812309 Saw Mill Quarry (Distington)
NY03052286 Gilgarran House (Distington) gone
NY03202300 icehouse, Gilgarran (Distington) gone
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