Great Salkeld, Cumberland Family History Guide

Great Salkeld is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1571
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1668

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian, United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SALKELD (Great), a parish, with a village, in Penrith district, Cumberland; on the river Eden, near Force-Mill fall, 4½ miles ESE of Plumpton r. station, and 5¼ NE by N of Penrith. It has a post-office under Penrith, and a bridge. Acres, 3,724. Real property, £3,811. Pop., 502. Houses, 93. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. Remains exist of Dyke and Aikton-Castle camps, and of the pier of an ancient bridge destroyed by a flood in 1360. There is a chalybeate spring. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £345. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church is ancient; and has a tower, which formerly was fortified. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, and a national school. Bishop Law and Arch-deacon Paley were rectors; and the nonconformist Dr. Benson and Chief-Justice Ellenborough were natives.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Great Salkeld, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Great Salkeld, 1662-1863 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Great Salkeld (Cumberland)

Church records for Carlisle United Presbytery, 1847-1876 Author: United Presbyterian Church. Carlisle Presbytery (Cumberland, England)

Church records, 1751-1877 Author: Presbyterian Church (Rowcliffe Lane, Penrith)

Computer printout of Great Salkeld, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Great Salkeld, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1813-1863 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Great Salkeld, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1813-1863 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

The Memorial inscriptions of Lazonby, Langwathby, Edenhall & Great Salkeld, volume 3 Author: Godwin, Jeremy; Clarke, Pat

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • 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