Culgaith is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1739 from chapelry in Kirkland Ancient Parish.

Alternative names:

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1758
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1794

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CULGAITH, a township-chapelry in Kirkland parish, Cumberland: on the rivers Eden and Tees, at the boundary with Westmoreland, 1½ mile N of Temple-Sowerby r. station, and 6½ E by S of Penrith. Post town, Edenhall, under Penrith. Real property, £2, 693. Pop., 323. Houses, 60. The property is divided among a few . The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £80. Patron, the Vicar of Kirkland. The church is good.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

CULGAITH, a chapelry, in the parish of Kirkland, union of Penrith, Leath ward, E. division of Cumberland, 7 miles (E.) of Penrith; containing 361 inhabitants. It comprises 2697a. 2r. 26p., the whole arable, except 150 acres of woodland. From the Crowdundle quarries, here, is raised red freestone of excellent quality for building, of which blocks of immense size are obtained for pillars and other uses. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £80; patron, the Vicar of Kirkland; impropriator, the Rev. R. Rice. The chapel is dedicated to All Saints.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The Memorial inscriptions of melmerby, Ousby, kirkland, Skirwith & Culgaith, also, addenda to Croglin, Cumrew, Edenhall, Gamblesby, Kirkoswald, & Renwick, volume 4 Author: Godwin, Jeremy; Clarke, Pat; Smith, Alan

Census returns for Culgaith, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Culgaith for Culgaith, 1794-1894

Bishop’s transcripts for Kirkland and Culgaith, 1663-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Kirkland (near Penrith)(Cumberland); Church of England. Chapelry of Culgaith (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Culgaith, 1758-1935 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Culgaith (Cumberland)

[Transcript of marriages, 1762-1812, from the bishop’s transcripts for the chapelry of Culgaith] Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Culgaith (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Culgaith, Cumb., Eng

Parish records, 1852-1935

Cumberland Archives & Family History Groups

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  • 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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