Houghton St John, Cumberland Family History Guide

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:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Stanwix
  • Scaleby
  • Kirklinton
  • Rockcliffe
  • Crosby on Eden

Historical Descriptions

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].


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