Cumrew is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Cumrew Inside and Cumrew Outside.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1676
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CUMREW, a village, two townships, and a parish, in Brampton district, Cumberland. The village stands at the west foot of Cumrew Fell, 4¾ miles S by E of Milton r. station, and 6 N by E of Kirkoswald. The townships are Cumrew-Inside and Cumrew-Outside. The parish consists of these townships; and its post town is Croglin, under Penrith. Acres, 2, 694. Real property, £3, 435. Pop., 136. Houses, 30. The property is divided among a few. Cumrew House is the seat of J. Gill, Esq. Dunwalloght Castle, now a confused ruin, was a seat of the Dacres. Cumrew Fell, a mountain ridge extending north and south, is crowned by a vast cairn, called Cardunneth. Another cairn is near the church; and two others elsewhere have yielded a rough stone coffin and a pottery urn. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £81. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. 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

CUMREW, a parish, in the union of Brampton, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, 7 miles (S. by E.) from Brampton; comprising the townships of Cumrew Inside and Outside, the former containing 112, and the latter 71, inhabitants. The parish is bounded on the east by the river Gelt, and comprises 2694a. 2r. 10p., of which about 950 acres are arable, and the rest, with the exception of 30 acres of wood, high moorland pasture inclosed about 35 years ago. The soil on the level grounds is a good loamy earth; and in the western district, which is mountainous, there is good limestone. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £81; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The tithes have been commuted for £89. 13. 4., and the glebe comprises 17½ acres. There are several cairns, one of which, Carduneth, on the summit of a hill, is of immense size; and near the river are the ruins of a large castle formerly belonging to the Dacres.

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 Cumrew, 1841-1891

Bishop’s transcripts for Cumrew, 1665-1886 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cumrew (Cumberland)

Bishop’s transcripts of the parish of Cumrew, 1665-1839 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cumrew (Cumberland); Shrewsbury, H. J.

Church records, 1807-1937 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cumrew (Cumberland)

The names of the brides and the bridegrooms of Cumrew, 1665-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cumrew (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Cumrew, 1676-1961 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Cumrew (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Cumrew, Cumb., Eng

Cumberland Archives & Family History Groups

Cumbria Archives – covers Cumberland and Westmorland

Cumbria Family History Society


England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990

Cumbria BMD

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Cumberland & Westmorland Newspaper Archives

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Cumberland Document Transcriptions

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

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Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977



England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

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Newspaper Archives

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  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Brampton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Carlisle
  • Poor Law Union: Brampton
  • Hundred: Eskdale Ward
  • Province: York

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