Drigg is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

Alternative names: Dregg, Drigg and Carleton

Other places in the parish include: Carleton.

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1631
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DRIGG, or Dregg, a township and a parish in Bootle district, Cumberland. The township lies on the river Irt, and on the Whitehaven and Furness railway, near the coast, 2 miles NW by N of Ravenglass; and has a station on the railway. The parish includes also the township of Carleton; and its post town is Ravenglass, under Whitehaven. Acres, 5,347; of which 1,737 are water. Real property, £3,198. Pop., 440. Houses, 83. The property is much subdivided. The land is chiefly sandy; but is noted for the produce of potatoes. Vitrified vertical tubes, from 1 to 1½ inch in diameter, down to a depth of 30 feet, supposed to be an effect of lightning, have been found in a mound of drifted sand and gravel, 40 feet high. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £88. Patron, J. O. Ryder, Esq. The church is very good; and there are charities £16.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

DREGG (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Bootle, Allerdale ward above Derwent, W. division of Cumberland, 3 miles (N. W. by N.) from Ravenglass; containing, with the township of Carleton, 429 inhabitants, of whom 286 are in the township of Dregg. The parish anciently abounded with oaks, from which it seems to have derived its name; Derigh, or Dergh, signifying, in the Celtic tongue, oak. It is intersected by the river Irt, and bounded on the south by the Mite, and on the west by the Irish Sea, near the shore of which is a powerful chalybeate spring. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £88; patron, S. Irton, Esq.; impropriator, Lord Muncaster. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment in 1820. A school built in 1828, by the Rev. William Thompson, a native of the parish, is endowed with £1400 three per cent. Bank annuities.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


Use for:
England, Cumberland, Dregg

England, Cumberland, Drigg – Cemeteries ( 1 )
The memorial inscriptions of St. Mary’s Church, Gosforth, St. Paul’s Church, Irton, St. Peter’s Church, Drigg
Author: Cumbria Family History Society

England, Cumberland, Drigg – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Drigg, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Cumberland, Drigg – Church records ( 1 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Drigg, 1732?; 1802-1870
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Drigg (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Drigg – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Drigg, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Drigg, Cumberland, England, christenings, 1732-1870
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Bootle
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Western Deaneries – Copeland
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Copeland
  • Poor Law Union: Bootle
  • Hundred: Allerdale above Derwent Ward
  • Province: York

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