Castle Sowerby is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Row Bound, Stockdalewath, Southernby Bound, Southernby, Stockdalewath Bound, How Bound, Bustabeck Bound, and Bustabeck.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Kentigern

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1609
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

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

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CASTLE-SOWERBY, a parish in Penrith district, Cumberland; in Inglewood forest, under Carrock fell, 3 miles SE by E of Hesket-Newmarket, and 7 W of Plumpton r. station. It contains the townships of Bustabeck-Bound, How-Bound, Row-Bound, Southernby-Bound, and Stockdalewath-Bound; and its Post Town is Hesket-Newmarket, under Wigton. Acres, 7,940. Real property, £5,112. Pop., 906. Houses, 194. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. An ancient fortress stood near the church; and an old circular fort is at How-hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £90. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is tolerable. The p. curacy of Raughton-Head is a separate benefice.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

SOWERBY, CASTLE (St. Kentigern), a parish, in the union of Penrith, Leath ward, E. division of Cumberland, 3¼ miles (S. E. by E.) from Hesket-Newmarket; containing, with the chapelry of Raughton-Head, and the townships of Bustabeck-Bound, How-Bound, Row-Bound, Southernby-Bound, and Stockdalewath-Bound, 1007 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £17. 10. 5.; net income, £98, with a glebe-house; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The tithes, with certain exceptions, were commuted for land in 1767. A school is endowed with £10 per annum. At Raughton-Head is a separate incumbency; and at Birksceugh are the remains of a chapel called Lady Chapel.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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Census

Census returns for Castle-Sowerby, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts Castle-Sowerby and Raughton-Head, 1664-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland); Church of England. Chapelry of Raughton-Head (Cumberland)

Bishop’s transcripts Raughton-Head, 1702-1869 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Raughton-Head (Cumberland)

Castle-Sowerby parish registers, 1617-1710 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland); Swift, Francis Bernard

Church records, 1707-1916 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Castle-Sowerby, 1612-1977 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Raughton-Head, 1716-1984 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Raughton-Head (Cumberland)

[Transcript of marriages, 1615-1812, from the bishop’s transcript of the chapelry of Raughton-Head, Cumberland] Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Raughton-Head (Cumberland)

[Transcript of marriages, 1625-1812 from the bishop’s transcripts for the parish of Castle-Sowerby] Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Castle-Sowerby (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Castle Sowerby, Cumb., Eng

Computer printout of Raughton Head, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Castle-Sowerby, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1664-1738 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Castle-Sowerby, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1738-1875 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Castle-Sowerby, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1738-1843 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Public records

Parish records, 1766-1942 Author: Raughton-Head (Cumerland)

Schools

Parish records, 1766-1942 Author: Raughton-Head (Cumerland)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish records, 1766-1942 Author: Raughton-Head (Cumerland)

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Administration

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

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