Bridekirk, Cumberland

Bridekirk is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Dovenby, Goat, Great Broughton, Little Broughton, Papcastle, Ribton, and Tallentire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1584

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Bridekirk

  • Cockermouth
  • Camerton
  • Isel
  • Flimby
  • Brigham
  • Gilcrux
  • Dearham
  • Clifton

Historical Descriptions


Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Tallentire, a township, in the parish of Bridekirk, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward below Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 3 ¾ miles (N. by W.) from Cockermouth; containing 246 inhabitants. Limestone is quarried and burned in the vicinity. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £104, and the vicarial for £23.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.


  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Cockermouth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Allerdale
  • Poor Law Union: Cockermouth
  • Hundred: Allerdale below Derwent Ward
  • Province: York