Cumwhitton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1740 from chapelry in Wetheral Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Northscleugh with Moorthwaite.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1695
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
- Holme Eden
- Wetheral with Warwick
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
CUMWHITTON, a township and a parish in Brampton district, Cumberland. The township lies near the river Eden, 2¾ miles S by E of How Mill r. station, and 7¾ ESE of Carlisle. Real property, £1,875. Pop., 222. Houses, 50. The parish contains also the township of Northscleugh-with-Moorthwaite; and its post town is Corby, under Carlisle. Acres, 5,400. Real property, £5,148. Pop., 529. Houses, 106. The property is subdivided. The surface contains some fine scenery. A waste tract in the south-east, called King Harry, has the Druidical circle of Grey Yauds, 52 yards in diameter, with 88 stones. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £102. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is tolerable.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Poorhouses & Poor Law
- 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