How to use Penrith in a sentence
Near Penrith on the south, above the precipitous bank of the Eamont, stands a small but beautiful old castellated house, Yanwath Hall.
Penrith, otherwise Penreth, Perith, Perath, was founded by the Cambro-Celts, but on a site farther north than the present town.
In the 18th and early part of the 19th century Penrith manufactured checks, linen cloth and ginghams, but the introduction of machinery put an end to this industry, only the making of rag carpets surviving.
In1597-1598a terrible visitation of plague attacked the town, in which, according to an old inscription on the church, 2260 persons perished in Penrith, by which perhaps is meant the rural deanery.
In 1745 Prince Charles Edward twice marched through Penrith, and a skirmish took place at Clifton.Advertisement
Penrith and the adjoining township of St Mary's are chiefly remarkable for their connexion with the railway.
There are large engineering works and railway fitting shops at Penrith, which is also the junction for all the western goods traffic. The inhabitants of both towns are mainly railway employes.
Forts in plenty can be detected along it, notably Manchester (Mancunium or Mamucium), Ribchester (Bremetennacum), Brougham Castle (Brocavum), Old Penrith (Voreda), and on a western branch, Watercrook near Kendal, Waterhead near the hotel of that name on Ambleside, Hardknott above Eskdale, Maryport (Uxellodunum), and Old Carlisle (possibly Petriana).
It lies mainly in a valley opening upon the Irish Sea, with high ground to north and south, and is served by the London & North-Western, the Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith and the Furness railways.
A professional masseuse took a hands-on approach to the problem by offering stress-busting sessions at Penrith Truck Stop.Advertisement
Enjoy clay pigeon shooting and go-kart rally cross, then relax to our country cottages near Penrith.
Other red squirrel refuges are in Kielder Forest, in Northumberland, and Penrith, in Cumbria.
Some authors have erroneously supposed that it was built out of the ruins of Old Penrith, distant five miles northward.
Schools for farmers' sons and daughters, and others, answering to the ecoles pratiques d'agriculture (see France), are few, the principal being the Dauntsey Agricultural School, Wiltshire, the Hampshire Farm School, Basing, and the Farm School at Newton Rigg, Penrith, Cumberland, maintained by the county councils of Cumberland and Westmorland.
We arrived a little late at the rendezvous point, the North lakes Hotel near Penrith, did n't want to look too keen.Advertisement