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A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland

 Single Item
MS. Top. Cumb. c. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland, originally written about 1610, here copied about 1700, with an index. At fol. 70 some miscellaneous papers relating to the county follow, including one signed Thomas Denton (17th century), and 'A brief account of the first lords of this manor of Raughton and Gatesgill' (fol. 79: about 1700).


  • Creation: chiefly written about A.D. 1700


90 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Cumb. c. 1, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Cumb. c. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20298


A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland, chiefly written about A.D. 1700.

Biographical / Historical

John Denton (b. in or before 1561, d. 1617) was an antiquary.

Thomas Denton (1637–1698) was a topographer.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29824.

Custodial History

Owned and written in by William Holmes, attorney of Carlisle, in 1712.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from U. Maggs, London bookseller, on Aug. 14, 1888, for £1 16s.

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 8 3/4 in.

A copy of John Denton's Description of Cumberland
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom