Crosthwaite is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland. St John’s in the Vale is a chapelry of Crosthwaite.
Other places in the parish include: Coledale, Portingscale, Underskiddaw, Braithwaite, and Above Derwent.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1562
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1669
Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker and Wesleyan Methodist.
- St John’s in the Vale
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
CROSTHWAITE, a parish in Cockermouth district, Cumberland; in the basin of the Derwent river, and on the Cockermouth and Penrith railway, round Keswick. It measures about 10 miles by 10; and contains the townships of Keswick, Underskiddaw, Borrowdale, Braithwaite, Thornthwaite, Coledale or Portingscale, and St. John-Castlerigg and Wythburn, and the chapelry of Newlands. Post town, Keswick, under Windermere. Acres, inclusive of Greta-Mills and Briery-Cottages, 58,330. Real property, £25,977; of which £870 are in mines, and £97 in quarries. Pop., 5,070. Houses, 1,072. The property is much subdivided. The surface includes Derwent-water, Thirlmere, and part of Bassenthwaite-water, with the richly picturesque vales and mountains around them; and forms a prominent part, in at once size, variety, and richness, of the Lake country. Copper and read ores, with plumbago, are found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £430. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The old church stands ¾ of a mile N of Keswick; is an ancient edifice, with centre and side aisles; and has a hexagonal figured font, a brass of Sir John Ratcliffe, the ancestor of the Earls of Derwent-water, and a monument and white marble statue of the poet Southey. The new church, built a few years ago, at a cost of about £4,000, is a Gothic structure, with tower and spire. The chapelries of Keswick, Grange, Borrowdale, St. Johns-in-the-Vale, Wythburn, Thornthwaite, and Newlands are separate benefices. A grammar school has £99 from endowment; and other charities £356. See Keswick.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Church records - Indexes
Poorhouses & Poor Law
- 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 above Derwent Ward; Allerdale below Derwent Ward
- Province: York