Clifton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1733 from a chapelry in Workington Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Great Clifton and Little Clifton.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1822
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1822

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Parish History

Great Clifton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLIFTON (Great), a township-chapelry in Workington parish, Cumberland; on the river Derwent, and the Workington and Cockermouth railway, 2½ miles E of Workington. Post town, Workington. Real property, £6, 156; of which £4, 550 are in mines. Pop., 609. Houses, 121. The property is divided among a few. There are remains of a market cross. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £100. Patron, the Rector of Workington. The church is very good. Jeremiah Seed, the divine, was a native.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CLIFTON, GREAT, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Workington, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 3 miles (E.) from Workington; the township containing 378 inhabitants. This township contains by admeasurement 900 acres of arable and pasture land, and 39 of wood.

The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £100; patron, the Rector of Workington. The tithes were commuted for land in 1814. The chapel, which is situated in Little Clifton, is an ancient structure. Here are the remains of a cross, where, according to tradition, a market was formerly held. The Rev. Jeremiah Seed, a theological writer, who died in 1747, was a native of the place.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Little Clifton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLIFTON (Little), a township in Workington parish, Cumberland; adjacent to the Workington and Cockermouth railway, 3½ miles E by S of Workington. Real property, £2, 043; of which £500 are in mines. Pop., 476. Houses, 91.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CLIFTON, LITTLE, a township, in the parish of Workington, union of Cockermouth, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 3¼ miles (E.) from Workington; containing 281 inhabitants. It comprises by computation 900 acres of arable and pasture land, and 50 of wood.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Cumberland, Great Clifton – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Great Clifton, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Cumberland, Great Clifton – Church records ( 2 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Great Clifton and Little Clifton, 1822-1880
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Great Clifton

Church records, 1894-1964
Author: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Great Clifton, Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Great Clifton – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Great and Little Clifton, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Great and Little Clifton, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1822-1877
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

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Administration

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

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