St. Andrew's Church
Crosby Garrett shown within Cumbria
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Crosby Garrett|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||KIRKBY STEPHEN|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Penrith and the Border|
The place-name 'Crosby Garrett' is first attested in a document of 1200, where it appears as Crosseby, and in another of 1206, where it appears as Crossebi Gerard. The first name is Old Scandinavian Krossa-byr, meaning 'village or homestead with crosses'. 'Garrett' is the French personal name 'Gerard', which is ultimately of Germanic origin.
In May 2010 the Crosby Garrett Helmet, a copper alloy parade helmet dating to Roman Britain, was discovered near the hamlet by a father and son using a metal detector. The helmet was sold to a private buyer at Christie's later that year for £2.3 million.
The parish contains no settlements of any size other than the village of Crosby Garrett, and much of the parish is on Crosby Garrett Fell to the south-west of the village.
The Settle to Carlisle railway passes through the parish, at the southwestern edge of the village on the 110 yd (100 m) Crosby Garrett viaduct; the village once had a railway station, Crosby Garrett station, which closed in 1952.
The highest point in the parish is Nettle Hill at 382 m (1,253 ft).
Crosby Garrett Helmet
In May 2010 a rare ceremonial Roman helmet was discovered by an unnamed metal detectorist not far from a Roman road near the hamlet. The copper-alloy helmet with integral mask, with the appearance of a youthful male face, and a griffin crest, is only one of three recorded finds of its kind in Britain.
- Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.132.
- "The Settle and Carlisle Railway : Ais Gill to Appleby". www.railwayphotos.net. Crosby Garrett.
- Daniels, Gerald David; Dench, Leslie Alan (February 1963) . Passengers No More 1952–1962. Closures of stations and branch lines (PDF) (2nd ed.). Brighton: GLO. p. 11. OCLC 504319235.
- "Crosby Garrett - St Andrew's Church". www.visitcumbria.com.
- "Rare Roman helmet and face-mask discovered". www.telegraph.co.uk. 13 September 2010.
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- John F Curwen (1932). "The Later Records relating to North Westmorland: or the Barony of Appleby, pp.110-114". www.british-history.ac.uk. Parishes (East Ward): St Andrew, Crosby Garrett.
- "Conservation areas list". www.eden.gov.uk. Eden District Council. Crosby Garrett.
- "Crosby Garrett". www.genuki.org.uk.