Corney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.
Parish church: St. John the Baptist
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1679
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1676
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
CORNEY, a parish in Bootle district, Cumberland; on the Furness railway, 2 miles N of Bootle r. station, and 4 SSE of Ravenglass. Post town, Bootle, under Whitehaven. Acres, 3, 890. Real property, £2, 294. Pop., 256. Houses, 51. The property is much divided. The living is a rectory in the dio. of Carlisle. Value, £140. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is old.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848
CORNEY (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Bootle, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 4 miles (S. E. by S.) from Ravenglass; containing 273 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the coast of the Irish Sea, and comprises about 3000 acres, of which 1000 are common or waste; it is bounded on the east by a lofty range of fells stretching on the south to the mountain of Black Comb. The surface is boldly varied, and the scenery in many parts strikingly picturesque; the higher grounds command diversified prospects, and from Corney Hall is an exceedingly fine view of the sea and numerous interesting objects. On the lands of the Hall are several veins of iron-ore of very rich quality, but of limited depth, which were wrought to some extent about 80 years since. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king’s books at £9. 17. 1.; net income, £140; patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. To the north of the village are some extensive ruins, of which the history is unknown, and in the neighbourhood are numerous Druidical remains. Mr. Troughton, an eminent philosophical instrument maker, was a native of the parish.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848
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- County: Cumberland
- Civil Registration District: Bootle
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries – Copeland
- Diocese: Carlisle
- Rural Deanery: Copeland
- Poor Law Union: Bootle
- Hundred: Allerdale above Derwent Ward
- Province: York