Dearham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.
Other places in the parish include: Ellenborough and Ewanrigg and Unerigg.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1662
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
DEARHAM, a township and a parish in Cockermouth district, Cumberland. The township adjoins the Carlisle and Maryport railway, 2½ miles ENE of Maryport; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Maryport. Acres, 2,153. Real property, £7,747; of which £3,799 are in mines. Pop., 1,509. Houses, 325. The parish contains also the township of Ellenborough and Ewanrigg. Acres, 3,377; of which 250 are water. Real property, £15,775; of which £8,743 are in mines. Pop., 2,595. Houses, 538. The property is much sub-divided. There are extensive collieries and a porcelain manufactory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £85. Patron, J. Christian, Esq. The church has a carved Saxon font; and was recently in disrepair. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and charities £32.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Cockermouth
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Allerdale
Poor Law Union: Cockermouth
Hundred: Allerdale below Derwent Ward