Cleator is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Cleator Lane End and Cleater Moor.

Alternative names: Cleater

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1689

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic, Unitarian and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parish History

Stirling Memorial Fountain High Street Cleater Moor

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLEATOR, three villages and a parish in White-haven district, Cumberland. The villages are Cleator, Cleator Moor, and Cleator-Lane-End; the first stands on the river Eden, 4 miles SE by S of Whitehaven; the others are within a mile of this; all three have post offices under Whitehaven, that of Cleator Moor with; and Cleator Moor has likewise a station on a branch line of 2 miles, called the Cleator branch of the Whitehaven and Egremont railway.

The parish comprises 2,844 acres. Real property, £29,387; of which £23,201 are in mines, and £900 in iron-works. Pop., 3,995. Houses, 637. The property is much subdivided. The Flosh, adjacent to Cleator village, is the seat of T. Ainsworth. Esq. There are two factories, and extensive collieries and ironworks.

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £79. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is tolerable; and there are chapels for Wesleyans, Unitarians, and Roman Catholics.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Cleator, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Cleator, 1689-1869 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cleator (Cumberland)

Church records, 1888-1934 Author: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Cleator, Cumberland)

Computer printout of Cleator, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Cleator, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1813-1869 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

Pre-1900 memorial inscriptions and history of Haile Church and St. Leonard’s Church, Cleator Author: Pooley, Brian; Pooley, John

History

Cleator and Cleator Moor : past and present. seventy illustrations Author: Caine, Caesar

Directories

Kelly’s Directory of the Leather Trades 1880

CLEATOR MOOR

Boot & Shoe Makers & Dealers
Hindley Chas Ennerdale road
McCaffery John 9 High street
Quirk Mrs Mary 31 Ennerdale rd
Scott Alexander 4 High street
Webb John Moor lane

Boot & Shoe Thread Manufactr
Ainsworth Thos. Cleator mills; warehouses, 17 Lawrence lane Cheapside London Ec 4; Portland street Manchester; & 36 Deichstrasse Hamburg

Clog & Patten Makers
Hindley Chas Ennerdale road
Holmes James 12 High street
Milfull Thos 63 Leconfield st
Quirk Mrs Mary 31 Ennerdale rd

Saddler & Harness Maker
Jackson Wm Ennerdale road

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Administration

  • 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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