Ravenglass in 1837
Ravenglass is a small market-town and seaport, situated at the continence of the Esk, Mite, and Irt. There is a fair held here, with very singular customs and ceremonies, August 5th. It has a market on Friday ; a large work-house, and an endowed school. Near this place are Muncaster-house, and the ruins of Walls Castle. Oysters abound on the coast between this place and Bootle.