Hayton (near Aspatria) is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1741 from a chapelry in Aspatria Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Hayton and Mealo

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1945
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HAYTON, a township and a chapelry in Aspatria parish, Cumberland; on the coast, 2½ miles W of Aspatria r. station. They have a post-office under Maryport. The township includes Mealo, and comprises 1,971 acres. Pop., 390. The chapelry was constituted in 1867. Pop., 1,095. The living is a rectory. Value, £300.

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 Hayton and Mealo, 1841-1891


Register of admission, progress and withdrawal, 1877-1920 Author: Hayton Board School (Hayton and Mealo, Cumberland)


Vision of Britain historical maps


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

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