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

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOLME (LOW), a township and a chapelry in Holme-Cultram 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].

Parish Records


Use for:
England, Cumberland, Holme (Low)

England, Cumberland, Low Holme – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Low Holme, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Cumberland, Low Holme – Church records ( 3 )
Births, marriages and burials, 1648-1794
Author: Society of Friends. Holme Monthly Meeting (Cumberlandshire)

Marriages, 1710-1742
Author: Society of Friends. Holme Monthly Meeting (Cumberlandshire)

Marriages, births and burials, 1776-1837
Author: Society of Friends. Holme Meeting (Cumberlandshire)

England, Cumberland, Low Holme – Church records – Indexes ( 2 )
Computer printout of Holme Low, St. Pauls, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Low Holme, Cumberland, England (Saint Paul) ; christenings, 1850-1871
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


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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