The County of Cumberland

Cumberland is bounded North by Scotland and part of Northumberland, East by Westmorland and Durham, South by Lancashire, and West by the Irish Sea. It is 80 miles long, and about 40 broad. It is divided into 5 Wards; it has one City, one Borough, and 14 Market Towns. Rivers, the Eden and the Derwent. It is in the Province of York, in the Dioceses of Carlisle, Durham, and Chester, and in the Northern Circuit. It contains 1478 square miles, or 945,920 acres. Population, 178,038.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Cumberland Towns & Villages

Thomas Baty, Jonathan Kirkbride – Carlisle Cumberland – London Gazette 1850

Last updated on April 20th, 2017

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Thomas Baty and Jonathan Kirkbride, as Joiners, Cabinetmakers and Upholsterers, at Carlisle, in the county of Cumberland, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, and that all credits owing to the late partnership will be received and all debts paid by the said Thomas Baty.—As witness our hands this 16th day of April 1850. Thomas Baty. Jonathan Kirkbride.

Abbey Holme, or Holme Cultram Cumberland Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1807

Holme Cultram Abbey
When the abbey was dissolved in 1538 the church of Holme Cultram Abbey was spared so that it could become the parish church, because the previous one at Newton Arlosh was too far from most of the parish. Unfortunately the church was very large and the maintenance cost more than the parish could afford, so the size of the church was drastically reduced. The copyright on this image is owned by Humphrey Bolton and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. Attribution: Humphrey Bolton

Abbey Holme, or Holme Cultram, (Cumb.) a vil. situate on an arm of the sea, 16 miles dist. from Carlisle, and 310 from London. The abbey is said to have been founded by David I. king of Scotland1.


  1.  Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales; Crosby Rev. J. Malham; 1807. 

Aldstone or Alston-Moor Cumberland The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Last updated on February 18th, 2017

Alston. The copyright on this image is owned by Carl Bendelow and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. Attribution: Carl Bendelow.

Aldstone, or Alston-Moor, a parish in Leath ward, Cumberland. It is situated near the borders of Northumberland, and consists of a narrow valley surrounded by high lands, and inclosed on the west by the Cross, Hartside, and Thackmoor fells. Distance from London, 272 miles; from Brampton, 20, south-south-east. Continue reading “Aldstone or Alston-Moor Cumberland The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851”

Aldstone Moor Cumberland Crosby’s Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1815

Market Cross, Alston
Market Cross, Alston. The copyright on this image is owned by Tom Pennington and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. Attribution: Tom Pennington

Aldstone Moor, (Cumb.) a market-town, and the most eastern in the county, situate on the declivity of a steep hill near the river Tyne, over which there is an ancient narrow stone bridge of one arch. The town consists ot a number of small houses built of stone, and covered with slate: with few exceptions their general appearance is mean. The church is a neat modern building, beside which there are 5 meeting-houses for Methodists, Quakers, and Independents. This town has a free-school, endowed with 20l. per ann. beside two Sunday schools, and a recently built school house for 200 children, to be educated on the Lancastrian plan. Continue reading “Aldstone Moor Cumberland Crosby’s Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1815”