Ivegill is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cumberland, created in 1771 from a chapelry in Dalston Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Highead, Highhead

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1709
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1771

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Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

IVEGILL, or HIGHHEAD, a township and a chapelry in Dalston parish, Cumberland; in Inglewood forest, 3¼ miles SW of Southwaite r. station, and 9 S by E of Carlisle. Post town, Dalston, under Carlisle. Pop. of the township, £126; of the chapelry, £526. Highhead Castle here belonged to the Harclas, the Dacres, the L’Englises, and others; and has left some remains. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Carlisle. Value, £300. Patron, the Vicar of Dalston. The church was built in 1867.

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

Parish Records

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Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts Ivegill, 1771-1867 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Ivegill (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Highhead, 1709-1931 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Highhead (Cumberland)

Parish registers for Ivegill, 1709-1974 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Ivegill (Cumberland)

Computer printout of Highhead, Cumb., Eng

Parish register printouts of Ivegill with Highhead, Cumberland, England, christenings, 1771-1867 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Church records, 1673-1923 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dalston (Cumberland)

Public records

Parish records, 1663-1810 Author: Ivegill (Cumberland)


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  • County: Cumberland
  • Civil Registration District: Carlisle
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Carlisle
  • Rural Deanery: Wigton
  • Poor Law Union: Carlisle
  • Hundred: Cumberland Ward
  • Province: York

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