Houghton St John is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1841 from Stanwix Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Kingmoor, Kingstown, and King Moor.

Alternative names: Houghton, Houghton St John with Kingmoor

Parish church: St John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1840
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1841

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOUGHTON, a township in Stanwix parish, and a chapelry including also Kingmoor extra-parochial tract, Cumberland. The township lies on an affluent of the river Eden and on the North British railway, adjacent to the Roman wall, 2½ miles N by E of Carlisle. Acres, 1,478. Real property, £2,579. Pop., 369. Houses, 80. The chapelry was constituted in 1841; and its post town is Carlisle. Pop., 865. Houses, 178. Houghton Hall is a chief residence. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Carlisle. Value, £40. Patrons, Trustees. The church was built in 1840, and has a tower. There is an endowed school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

HOUGHTON, a township, in the parish of Stanwix, union of Carlisle, Eskdale ward, E. division of Cumberland, 2 miles (N. by E.) from Carlisle; containing 372 inhabitants. The patronage of St. John’s new church, here, built and endowed by subscription, and to which a district is assigned, has been vested in trustees by Her Majesty’s Commissioners.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records


England, Cumberland, Houghton – Church records ( 1 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Houghton, 1841-1877
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Houghton (Cumberland)

England, Cumberland, Houghton – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Houghton, Cumb., Eng

England, Cumberland, Houghton – Maps ( 1 )
Carlisle, Penrith : Brampton, Gretna, Wigton
Author: Estate Publications


Kelly’s Directory of the Leather Trades 1880


Boot & Shoe Maker
Hall Robert

Mean Thomas


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: Eskdale Ward
  • Province: York

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