Hesket in the Forest, Cumberland Family History Guide

Hesket in the Forest is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Cumberland.

Other places in the parish include: Petteril Crooks, Plumpton Street, Petterill Crooks, Upper and Nether Hesket, Itonfield, Calthwaite, and Barrocle.

Alternative names: Calthwaite, Plumpton Street

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1662
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1665

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

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HESKET-IN-THE-FOREST, a parish in Penrith district, Cumberland; in Inglewood forest, on the rivers Petteril and Eden, and on the Lancaster and Carlisle railway, at Plumpton and Calthwaite r. stations, averagely 9 miles NNW of Penrith. It comprises the townships of Upper and Nether Hesket, Petteril-Crooks, Itonfield, Calthwaite, and Plumpton street; has a post office, of the name of Low Hesket, under Carlisle; and includes the chapelry of Armathwaite, which also has a post office under Carlisle. Acres, 14,961. Real property, £16,083; of which £27 are in fisheries. Pop., 1,983. Houses, 385. The court for Inglewood forest is held here annually, on St. Barnabas day, in the open air. Much of the scenery, along the Eden, is picturesque. Tarn Watling lake covers about 100 acres, and is noted for carp. Fine porcelain clay is found at Barrock. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £150. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle. The church is modern, and has an open turret. The p. curacy of Armathwaite is a separate benefice. Charities, £18.

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

Census returns for Hesket-in-the-Forest, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Armathwaite, 1775-1894 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Armathwaite (Cumberland)

Bishop’s transcripts for Hesket-in-the-Forest, 1666-1894 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hesket-in-the-Forest (Cumberland)

Church records, 1879-1939 Author: Armathwaite Chapel (Armathwaite, Cumberland : Free Methodist Church)

The names of the brides and bridegrooms married in Hesket-in-the- Forest, 1662-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hesket-in-the-Forest (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Armathwaite, 1758-1976 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Armathwaite (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Hesket-in-the-Forest, 1662-1953 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hesket-in-the-Forest (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Armathwaite, Cumb., Eng

Computer printout of Hesket in the Forest, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Hesket-in-the-Forest, Cumberland, England ; christenings, 1731-1875 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Hesket-in-the-Forest, Cumberland, England ; marriages, 1731-1842 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

The Monumental inscriptions of Hesket-in-the-Forest

Public records

Parish records, 1769-1928 Author: Hesket-in-the-Forest (Cumberland)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Parish records, 1769-1928 Author: Hesket-in-the-Forest (Cumberland)

Taxation

Parish records, 1769-1928 Author: Hesket-in-the-Forest (Cumberland)

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: Carlisle
  • Poor Law Union: Penrith
  • Hundred: Leath Ward
  • Province: York