Grinsdale is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cumberland.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1738
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1668

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The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GRINSDALE, a parish in Carlisle district, Cumberland; on the river Eden, the Roman wall, and the Carlisle and Silloth railway, 2¾ miles NW of Carlisle. Posttown, Carlisle. Acres, 890. Real property, £1,174. Pop., 100. house, 23. The property is divided among a few. The manor formerly belonged to the family of De Grinsdale. The traces of the Roman wall here are now very slight. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £108. Patron, Joseph Dacre, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1739, and is not good.

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

Parish Records

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Census returns for Grinsdale, 1841-1891 Author: Great Britain. Census Office

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Grinsdale, 1688, 1749-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Grinsdale (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Grinsdale, 1738-1937 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Grinsdale (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Grinsdale, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Grinsdale, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1688-1875 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


Burgh by Sands monumental inscriptions Author: Cumbria Family History Society


Vision of Britain historical maps


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

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