Holme Low, Cumberland Family History Guide

Holme Low is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1851 from Holme Cultram Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Silloth.

Alternative names: Holme St Paul, Low Holme

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1850
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1850

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker

Adjacent Parishes

  • Holme Cultram
  • Bromfield
  • Silloth Christ Church

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOLME (LOW), a township and a chapelry in HolmeCultram parish, Cumberland. The township lies on the Solway frith, round the terminal part of the Carlisle and Silloth railway; and contains the seaport town of Silloth, which has a post office under Carlisle. Real property in 1860, £8,266. Pop. in 1851, 922; in 1861, 1,538. Houses, 297. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of upwards of 100 houses at Silloth, forming the new town there; and a further increase has taken place since 1861. The chapelry was constituted in 1849; and is less extensive than the township. Pop., 1,521. Houses, 297. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £220. Patron, the Incumbent of Holme-Cultram. The church was built in 1845.

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


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