Arlecdon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Frizingtone, Whilleymore, Whillymore, and Frizington.

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1730
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1720

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ARLECDON, a parish in Whitehaven district, Cumberland; 4¾ miles E by N of Parton r. station, and 5½ ENE of Whitehaven. It includes the townships of Frizington and Whillymore; and its Post Town is Whitehaven. Acres, 5,700. Real property, £18,793, of which £15,407 are in mines. Pop., 1,550. Houses, 254. The property is much subdivided. Coal, lime, and ironstone are worked; and there is a good chalybeate spring. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £100. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church was built in 1829. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ARLECDON (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Whitehaven, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 5¼ miles (E. N. E.) from Whitehaven; consisting of the townships of Arlecdon, Frizington, and Whillymoor; and containing 558 inhabitants, of whom 211 are in Arlecdon township. It comprises 5311a. 3r. 15p.; and possesses coal, iron-ore, limestone, and freestone. Fairs for cattle are held on April 24th, the first Friday in June, and Sept. 17th. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester; net income, £100. The tithes for the township of Arlecdon were commuted for land, under an inclosure act, in 1819. The present church was consecrated Aug. 25th, 1829; divine service is also performed in a Sunday school, lately erected, and licensed by the bishop. On an estate called Cringlegill is a chalybeate spring, the water of which is stated to possess similar properties to that of Harrogate.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

Cumberland Archives & Family History Groups

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England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990

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England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

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Non-Conformist Records

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County: Cumberland
Civil Registration District: Whitehaven
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries – Copeland
Diocese: Carlisle
Rural Deanery: Copeland
Poor Law Union: Whitehaven
Hundred: Allerdale above Derwent Ward
Province: York

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